Giulio Coraggio

Giulio Coraggio

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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

New rules for biometric data

New rules on the usage of biometric data issued by the Italian data protection authority (the “Garante” or “DPA“) are meant to clarify the applicable obligations with the purpose to ease the adoption of technologies relying...more

5/26/2014 - Biometric Data Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection DPA Encryption Internet of Things Mobile Devices Notice Requirements Prior Express Consent Privacy Disclosures Wearable Technology

Outsourcing agreements in the insurance sector – what you cannot forget!

The insurance sector is highly regulated and also outsourcing agreements in this sector are victim of such regulatory framework with stringent obligations in terms of contents of agreement, internal procedures and formalities...more

5/21/2014 - EU Insurers Outsourcing

Interesting legal issues at Wired Next Fest 2014

The tech gurus in Milan are very excited since next week-end there will be the Wired Next Fest which will cover some of the most relevant technology matters currently discussed. Interestingly some of such issues have been...more

5/15/2014 - Blogs EU Internet of Things Online Gaming Social Networks Startups Technology

Top 5 takeaways on telemedicine and eHealth

Here are the main legal topics on telemedicine and eHealth discussed during the ETSI eHealth Workshop on telemedicine where I gave a speech on the legal implications of telemedicine. The Workshop was very interesting...more

5/13/2014 - Data Protection Electronic Medical Records ETSI EU Healthcare Licenses Medical Devices Medical Records Medical Reimbursement Patient Privacy Rights Telehealth Telemedicine

What are anonymous data?

Problems relating to what data/images/information can be consider anonymous is one of the major data protection issues of privacy law having an impact in any sector including the Internet of Things, eHealth and on any...more

5/12/2014 - Anonymity Big Data Data Collection EU Internet of Things Medical Devices mHealth Telehealth

Bitcoin – real, virtual or illegal currency?

The news about the indictment of Charlie Shrem, the former vice president of Bitcoin Foundation, and Robert Faiella in the US because of their potential involvement in the laundering of more than $ 1 million bitcoin on the...more

4/17/2014 - Bitcoins Silk Road Virtual Currency

Law À La Mode - Issue 13 - April 2014

In This Issue: - PRIVACY BY DESIGN? FASHION FLAIR TRANSFORMS WEARABLE TECHNOLOGIES: The rise of the wearables – and the data protection challenges they bring - EFFECTIVELY DELIVERING IT SERVICES IN THE RETAIL...more

4/11/2014 - Advertising Brand Copyright Counterfeiting Data Protection EU Fashion Industry Patent Litigation Patents Technology Trademarks

Sport, Media, and Entertainment Intelligence - April 2014

Spanish Supreme Court orders Le Monde to pay damages to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona - The Spanish Supreme Court has ordered French daily newspaper Le Monde to pay damages of €300,000 to Real Madrid and €15,000 to FC...more

4/11/2014 - Anti-Money Laundering Broadcasting Doping EU Football Gambling Internet Gambling Sports UK

Internet of Things at the Salone, but what legal issues for furnitures?

The Internet of Things will generate 9 billion devices by 2018 according to estimates, but the recent hacker attack that caused a fridge to send over 750,000 spam and phishing messages over the Christmas break create concerns...more

4/10/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Hackers Internet Internet of Things Young Lawyers

Stringent actions against terminals connecting to gambling websites

Gaming laws banning gaming terminals (the so called “totem“) located in public places connecting to online gaming platforms and relative criminal sanctions have been stressed by the Italian regulator in a strong move against...more

4/7/2014 - Gambling Internet Websites

Belgian gamblers prosecuted, and in Italy?

Belgian authorities criminally prosecuting players participating in illegal games of chance reminded everyone that also Italian gaming law provides criminal sanctions against players participating to non-Italian licensed...more

3/27/2014 - Criminal Prosecution EU Gambling

Your smartphone is NOT a medical device

Wearable technology issues relating to the potential qualification of such products as a medical devices have become popular on the press following the presentation of the first smartphone with a heart rate sensor, quickly...more

3/24/2014 - Medical Devices Mobile Devices Smartphones Telemedicine UK

Financial bets are gambling?

Gaming law disputes as to the qualification of financial bets, binary bets, spread betting and trading tournaments are more and more frequent as a consequence of the continuous growth of such product. However, the main issue...more

3/20/2014 - Gambling Gaming MiFID

Top 5 Changes For Online Sales

Italy finally implemented the new Consumer Rights Directive which introduces major changes in online contracts aimed at better protecting consumers, impacting also on the Internet liability regime for entities selling...more

3/14/2014 - Internet Internet Retailers Transparency

Google Glass will read our emotions?

An App might shortly allow Google Glass users to read the sentiments of people they are talking to as part of a wearable technology project run by a US start-up Emotient. However, this project might face some data protection...more

3/12/2014 - Data Protection Google Glass Marketing Privacy Concerns

46 sites blocked, watch your banners!

The Italian tax police seized 46 websites streaming videos in breach of the copyright holders, but is also going after entities “supporting” such sites through banners published on them so starting a new approach in the fight...more

3/7/2014 - Copyright EU Internet Streaming Internet Taxation

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

Instant messaging rules needed after $ 33 bn loss?

Apparently phone carriers lost $ 33 bn due to instant messaging apps and after Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp, telecom companies are calling for stringent regulations on instant messaging apps, but how are they currently...more

3/4/2014 - Electronic Communications Telecommunications

Web tax into force?

The now “famous” web tax (or Google tax) on the purchase of on-line ads and sponsored links on search engines might come into force on the 1st of March 2014 having an impact on the Internet liability regime, unless the...more

2/28/2014 - Advertising Google Search Engines Value-Added Tax

Wearable technologies, watch your hands!

$ 3 billion will be spent in 2014 on 10 million wearable technology units according to a Deloitte report, but the potentials of this market can be seen also through the attempts by tech companies to patent anything connected...more

2/26/2014 - EU Google Glass Mobile Devices Technology

WhatsApp plus Facebook, what data protection issues?

Adding 450 million monthly users to 1.3 bn monthly users costs $19 bn according to Facebook, but also means that the buyer will be able to know about (and benefit from) much more information on its users to be potentially...more

2/21/2014 - Big Data Data Collection Data Protection Facebook Mobile Apps Social Media WhatsApp

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