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E-commerce delay in product delivery can be misleading

The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) recently sanctioned three e-commerce operators for unfair commercial practices due to lack (or delay) in the delivery of products initially declared to be in stock and due to false...more

5/26/2015 - AgCom Consumer Rights Directive E-Commerce EU Italy Sanctions Shipping Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Skype and Sky trademark: does the ruling of the General Court of the EU really end the dispute?

Recently, the General Court of the European Union dismissed Skype action against the decision of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) confirming that there is a likelihood of confusion between the...more

5/23/2015 - EU Likelihood of Confusion Microsoft OHIM Sky Skype Trademark Registration Trademarks

New Guidelines on Online Profiling

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “DPA”) just issued new Guidelines on online profiling aimed at further clarifying the privacy-related obligations for internet service...more

5/15/2015 - Advertising Authentication Consent Cookies Data Collection Data Protection Authority Data Retention Internet ISPs Italy Mobile Devices New Guidance Notice Requirements Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Websites

The data protection sweep day on apps and websites addressed to children occurred on Tuesday!

On Tuesday, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “Italian DPA”) announced that, 28 privacy authorities across the world, members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network,...more

5/14/2015 - Audits Children's Online Games Children's Products Data Collection Data Protection Data Protection Authority Investigations Italy Mobile Apps Privacy Concerns Privacy Laws Transparency Websites

Online hotel booking: less room for MFN clauses

On 21 April 2015 the Italian, Swedish and French competition authorities announced the achievement of a settlement with Booking.com, at the time under investigation for having included in its agreement with partner hotels...more

5/8/2015 - AgCom Breach of Competition Law Competition Competition Authorities Expedia France Hotels Italy Most-Favored Nations Online Contracts Sweden Terms and Conditions

Cloud computing contracts – the EU Commission report

Further to the EU Commission communication on “Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe” the Commission adopted a European Cloud Computing Strategy (you can find more information here) which is also based on a...more

5/5/2015 - Cloud Computing Cloud-Based Services EU European Commission Italy Technology Contracts

The Italian IP Box – the final version converted into Law

On 24 March 2015 the Investment Compact Decree (published on January 2015) was finally converted into law, with a number of modifications to the Italian patent box (IP Box) approved at the end of last year. ...more

4/3/2015 - Copyright Foreign Investment Italy Patents Tax Incentives The Patent Box Trademarks

IoT in the E-Commerce sector faces legal hurdles

Internet of Things devices are modifying the path-to-purchase as we know it allowing consumers to instantly re-order everyday products with one click or one tap. How does this affect businesses in complying with the current...more

4/2/2015 - Consumer Rights Directive E-Commerce EU Internet of Things Smart Car Smartphones Technology

Free Apps might be misleading

Distributors of free Apps shall comply with stringent transparency obligations following an investigation from the Italian competition authority....more

3/3/2015 - Competition Authorities Italy Mobile Apps

Google to be inspected by Italian privacy regulator

At the end of last week, the Italian privacy regulator reported the news on the approval of an arrangement with Google enabling the Italian DPA – for the first time in Europe – to regularly monitor the implementation by...more

2/27/2015 - EU Data Protection Laws Google Italy

New rules for call centers located outside EU – The Italian and Albanian cooperation

Today, the Italian and the Albanian Data Protection Authorities issued a press release announcing their cooperation on privacy protections when personal data are processed by call centers located in Albania. ...more

2/17/2015 - Call Centers Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws Italy

Is this the end of screen scraping?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) begun its 2015 ruling with the interpretation of Directive 96/9/CE on legal protection of databases (the “Directive”). The case was originally brought by Ryanair against PR...more

2/2/2015 - CJEU EU Netherlands Web Scraping

EUROPE – Getting closer to the EU Data Protection Regulation?

After the Italian term, the Latvian Prime Minister, Mrs. Laimdota Straujuma, took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Prime Minister, during the debate before the European Parliament,...more

1/27/2015 - EU EU Data Protection Laws

Getting closer to the EU Data Protection Regulation?

After the Italian term, the Latvian Prime Minister, Mrs. Laimdota Straujuma, took over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Prime Minister, during the debate before the European Parliament,...more

1/22/2015 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Italy

New regulation on investment obligations for on demand services

Further to a public consultation, as discussed in our previous post, the Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni, “Agcom”) published a new resolution modifying the investments...more

10/31/2014 - Broadcasting Cable Television Providers Italy

Draft of the Italian Declaration of the rights and duties on the Internet: the discussion of the right to be forgotten is still...

The Parliament Commission on rights and duties on the Internet has recently issued a draft Declaration on the rights and duties related to the Internet. The Declaration, the starting point of which is the...more

10/20/2014 - Data Protection Internet Italy Net Neutrality Right to Be Forgotten

Mobile payments update

Any mobile payment this summer? As you probably know, this is an ever growing market. According to a study of the Politecnico of Milan, the new “Mobile and App Economy” was worth 25.4 billion euro in 2013 and can reach...more

9/2/2014 - EU Mobile Apps Mobile Payments

New regulation on mobile remote payments!

After a public consultation, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “Authority”) issued its decision on the processing of persona data related to mobile remote payments....more

6/20/2014

New Public Consultation on broadcasting and investment obligations for on demand services

The Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) published a consultationon a draft regulation relating to broadcasting and investment obligations for on demand audiovisual media services. The draft subject to consultation is...more

5/6/2014 - Broadcasting EU Media Telecommunications

Article 29 Working Party issues draft model clauses processor-to-subprocessors

Recently the Article 29 Working Party, an independent advisory body composed by the representatives the EU Member States’ data protection authorities, issued a working document on draft model clauses for the international...more

4/14/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

Football rights guidelines approved by Agcom!

Further to the preliminary inquiry carried out by the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) with operators holding a direct interest in the sale of media rights for the Italian football seasons (as discussed here),...more

4/11/2014 - AgCom Football Media

Data Protection – Italian Fine for Google Inc.

Yet another data protection headache for Google Inc.? Today a number of newspapers reported the news regarding a fine issued against Google. In reality this is the result of a two years procedure ending up last December with...more

4/4/2014 - Data Protection Fines Google Privacy Policy StreetView

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - March 2014

Italy: Opportunities for DTT frequencies in the Italian market - The Italian Ministry for Economic Development has started a competitive bid for three national DTT frequencies. Australia: Senate scrutinises state of...more

3/5/2014 - Australia Broadcasting Canada Data Protection EU Google India Motion Picture Industry Ticket Pricing Wine & Alcohol

AGCOM procedure for the approval of the guidelines for football media rights on 2015/2018

As you might recall from our previous post, each year the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) starts a procedure for the approval of guidelines – as issued by the Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A – regarding the sale...more

2/17/2014 - EU Football Media

The Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) on Machine-to-Machine services

Yesterday the Italian Communication Authority (Agcom) launched a survey on Machine-to-Machine communications services (M2M). M2M services are technologies and/or services that enable automated data transfer between two...more

1/15/2014 - EU Telecommunications

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