Giulio Coraggio

Giulio Coraggio

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Right time for Internet of Things regulations?

Internet of Things technologies are already all around us and with a market that is expected to reach a value of more than $ 14.4 trillion over the next decade with 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the question is...more

10/24/2014 - EU Internet of Things Italy OFCOM Telecommunications Telemedicine

Gaming law changes further liberalize sportsbetting

Gaming laws in Italy for sportsbetting are increasingly trying to accomodate operators’ needs. The entrance of new major operators in the Italian sportsbetting market and the liberalization of gaming laws that for a decade...more

10/21/2014 - EU Gambling Gaming

Data protection obligations on banks into force in Italy

The Italian Data Protection Authority issued regulations introducing new relevant data protection obligations for banks in the processing of customers’ personal data by their employees aimed at monitoring the transfer of...more

10/21/2014 - Banks Cybersecurity Data Protection Italy Personally Identifiable Information

Data protection damages have to be proven

Data protection breaches do not entitle per se to claim damages that damages have to be proven by the plaintiff according to the Italian Supreme Court....more

10/20/2014 - Damages Data Breach Italy

Connected Cars – legal issues and hurdles!

Connected cars are expected to generate $ 131.9 billion by 2019 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.7% from 2013 to 2019. But such growth shall face legal issues that not only affect data protection matters, but...more

10/3/2014 - Automotive Industry Car Accident Cybersecurity Driverless Cars EU Google Internet of Things Self-Driving Cars Telecommunications Wearable Technology

EU court validates Danish online gaming regime

The EU General Court upheld the Danish gambling regime providing for a different tax treatment between online gaming and land based gaming putting an end to a long legal battle that had side effects also in other...more

9/29/2014 - EU Gaming Online Gaming Tax Revenues

Italian online gaming licenses – Updated FAQs!

Online gaming has considerably changed during the last 3 years and therefore I decided to publish an updated version of the FAQs on the regime applicable to Italian online gaming licenses. ...more

9/25/2014 - EU Gambling Gaming Online Gaming

Internet of Things reviewed by data protection regulators

The growth of the Internet of Things brought the attention of the European data protection regulators that through the European data protection advisory body, the Article 29 Working Party, issued an opinion on the Internet of...more

9/24/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Internet of Things Popular

Data protection authority investigates eHealth and wellness/fitness apps

eHealth and fitness/wellness applications are being investigated and potentially sanctioned by the Italian data protection authority that found half of them not compliant with applicable privacy laws....more

9/15/2014 - Popular

Italian gaming law regime upheld by Supreme Court

The Italian gaming law regime after considerable court cases is now eventually upheld by the Italian Administrative Supreme Court in a dispute relating to a so called ‘centro trasmissione dati‘ or ‘CTD‘. ...more

9/12/2014 - EU European Court of Justice Gaming Licenses

Face video scan can trigger data protection breach?

Data protection breaches of health related sensitive data might occur through a mere video scanning an individual’s face according to a recent research....more

9/5/2014

Data protection authority approves insurance antifraud registry

Data protection rules will be adequately protected through the registry to be set up against frauds in the insurance sector according to the Italian data protection authority. ...more

9/2/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Fraud

Internet of Things and telecom law issues

Internet of Things technologies require the communication between devices on telecom networks that vary depending on the type of service provided. Such communications in some cases lead to telecom law issues in relation to...more

8/26/2014 - EU Internet of Things OFCOM Telecommunications UK

Troubles for B Plus create new videolottery opportunities?

The status of the Italian videolottery market might considerably change after the new measures ordered against B Plus Giocolegale Ltd., one the largest Italian videolottery and AWP (comma 6A) operators, which placed the...more

8/12/2014 - Anti-Corruption Corruption EU Lottery

RFID logo and privacy assessment test

The approval of technical standards introducing an RFID logo and a process for their data protection impact assessment required to comply with the EU Recommendation on RFIDs are expected to boost their usage in several fields...more

8/4/2014 - EU EU Data Protection Laws Internet of Things

Italian telecom authority seeks input on the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) will enable devices to communicate and share data with one another and data to be combined and used across multiple applications. However, such applications also raise relevant legal issues. The...more

8/4/2014 - Electronic Devices EU Internet of Things Machine2Machine Mobile Devices Telecommunications Wireless Devices

Internet liability rules change (again) after Wikipedia case

Internet liability rules applicable to Wikipedia are different from the ones with which YouTube has to comply according to the Court of Rome as Wikipedia has now been declared not liable to for the defamatory contents...more

7/29/2014 - Corporate Counsel Defamation E-Commerce EU Internet Liability Wikipedia YouTube

YouTube case changes rules on Internet liability

The Internet liability regime for hosting providers have been subject of different interpretations by courts in Italy and a new interesting position came up with the decision of the Court of Turin (Italy) involving YouTube...more

7/25/2014 - Corporate Counsel Google Internet Liability Popular YouTube

Data protection issues for Google trouble BIG DATA business

Data protection issues for Google in Italy are not over. The Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) has now challenged their privacy information notice requiring – among others – an express consent from users to their...more

7/22/2014 - Big Data Data Protection Google Internet of Things Marketing Notice Requirements Prior Express Consent Privacy Laws

Bank of Italy warns on Bitcoin and its illegal usage

Bitcoin and its potential usage as part of money laundering crimes as well as of crimes associated with terrorism has been the subject of concerns raised by the UIF, the harm of the Bank of Italy dedicated, among others, to...more

7/15/2014 - Bank of Italy Bitcoins E-Commerce EU Money Laundering Popular Terrorist Threats

Internet of Things and Cybercrime – what risks?

The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes. This will lead not only to relevant data...more

7/11/2014 - Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Internet Internet of Things Popular

eHealth closer with electronic health privacy rules

eHealth is closer to become a reality in Italy with the approval by the Italian Data Protection of the decree providing the requirements for electronic health records systems. We had already discussed in this post...more

7/7/2014 - Data Protection EHR EU Healthcare PHI Popular Privacy Laws Telehealth

Bitcoin and gaming – what legal issues?

Issues affecting Bitcoin and gaming are becoming a very frequent topic of discussion since a number of gaming websites decided to allow Bitcoin transactions and even relevant gambling regulators decided to take actions to...more

7/1/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Banks Bitcoins Commodities EU Gaming Nonbank Firms Tax Rates Virtual Currency

Internet of Things – proprietary vs open source systems

Internet of Things (IoT) market is estimated to generate $ 7.1 trillion in sales by 2020, but its main issue is often considered to be the lack of interoperability between devices belonging to different systems. ...more

6/16/2014 - Internet Internet of Things Mobile Devices Open Source Software Technology

Online poker variants approved in Italy!

The Italian gambling regulator, AAMS, has just issued guidelines setting gaming law principles for poker tournaments with variable prizes and multiphase poker tournaments that might attract new interest to online poker in...more

5/30/2014 - EU Gambling Gaming Gaming Commissions Online Poker

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