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COVID, mobile apps and privacy: European Commission guidance available online (pt. I).

As part of an EU approach to fighting and containing the diffusion of the COVID-19 virus (the “coronavirus”), the European Commission has issued its guidelines for mobile applications supporting the fight against the pandemic, specifically focusing on the related data protection features.
The implementation of digital technologies (e.g. “contact tracing”) seems to represent a useful tool for national health authorities to monitor and contain the diffusion of the virus, especially in the post-emergency phase when containment measures are lifted, provided that the use of such solutions are made in the full respect of the citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms, including, first and foremost, the individuals’ right to privacy and respect for their private lives.
Herewith below is the first part of the analysis of the aforesaid guidelines, that set out a number of general principles intended for the application, regardless of the specific characteristics of the individual applications.

Data breach management: what arises from the 2019 sweep results.

The Global Privacy Enforcement Network’s annual survey focused on the management of data breaches by public and private entities; the 2019 sweep survey involved 16 Authorities for the processing of personal data, including the Italian one. The investigation has taken into account various aspects of the management of a data breach, including how the reports/notifications and the implementation of the counter-measurements to prevent the repetition of the breach were managed.  The Study revealed that only a few entities have an in-depth knowledge of data breach management.

Alessandro Del Ninno

Immuni, data protection issues.

Contribution by Alessandro del Ninno of Tonucci & Partners, interviewed within the article published on Key4biz, about data

Activation to access the Public Register of Objections for ordinary mail marketing operators.

As of March 26, 2020, the process of extending the obligations to consult the “Registro Pubblico delle Opposizioni” (Public Register of Objections) established by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development pursuant to Italian Presidential Decree no. 178/2010 to marketing activities by ordinary mail was completed.
From that date, therefore, any subject wishing to use postal addresses associated with holders of public numbering included in telephone directories, to send marketing communications by ordinary mail, will also have the obligation of checking whether such addresses are registered in the “Registro Pubblico delle Opposizioni”.

School, e-learning and privacy.

Tonucci & Partners contribution by Alessandro Vasta and Giulia Lorandi on Il, with the article “School, e-learning