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Internet of Things regulators shall learn from Google News case?

Internet of Things regulators might have learnt an interesting lesson from Google’s decision to shut down Google News in Spain as a consequence of the coming into force of new publishing law…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

New food information to consumers – 5 Key Points

The attention consumers are giving to their food choices is growing. These choices can be influenced not only by health and economic reasons but also by environmental, social and ethical considerations. It is not a coincidence…more
| Communications & Media Law, Environmental Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Products Liability

Eponymous companies and use of the designer’s personal name: Mr. Alviero Martini vs. Alviero Martini S.p.A.

The Court of Milan has recently issued a decision in a case regarding the limits to use the personal name of a well-known designer by a company which had legitimately acquired the corresponding eponymous trademarks…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Fingerprinting treated like cookies under privacy law

Device fingerprinting is replacing cookies for analytics and tracking purposes, but privacy regulators now held that their usage is subject to the privacy consent, unless exemptions apply. Regulations on cookies were the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

What is the status of the Italian online gaming market?

Online sports betting and casino games are leading to a positive trend in the Italian online gaming market, but the best results are expected by the end of the first quarter 2015. I have attended a very interesting…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New rules on the use of vouchers

Vouchers are an effective and increasingly popular marketing tool to attract customers and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development recently issued a “circular” which clarifies the boundaries of the latest regulations…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law

LCN: Not even the last Commissioner’s draft plan was ok!

Yet another post on LCN! This is one of the most discussed topics in the media sector these days given the economic impact of the LCN regulations on media services operators…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New privacy rules on biometric data for the Internet of Things?

Privacy rules aimed at facilitating the processing of biometric data have been just issued by the Italian data protection authority (the Garante) with the purpose of fostering technologies relying on their usage including…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The ECJ Advocate General hits Spain’s linguistic aspirations regarding the patent protection unitary scheme

The EU Court of Justice published yesterday the Advocate General’s opinion (still unavailable in English) in Case C-146/13 Spain v. Parliament and Council, and C-147/13 Spain v. Council, on the validity of linguistic…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Location of employees can be monitored with privacy restrictions

It is possible to collect location data relating to employees through smartphone Apps if used in order to optimize the usage of resources and improve their management, coordination and timing provided that this practice complies…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

The new Italian Patent Box is also a “Copyright Box”!

DLA Piper welcomes the adoption of a patent box in our country, a measure which has been publicly hoped for by the most relevant stakeholders. The final approval of the Patent Box, expected by the end of the year, will represent…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Automobile industry commits to privacy for connected cars

19 makers of cars and trucks sold in the US committed to preserve the privacy of their customers in the view of the massive amount of personal data that are going to be processed through connected cars. …more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Internet of Things – Top 10 privacy and data protection concerns

As we discussed in our previous posts, there are a number of positive trends that make the Internet of Things a long lasting evolution. Hardware is improving, there is an increasing understanding from the industry of the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Top 5 takeaways on connected cars

Here are the main legal topics on connected cars covered during the Connected Automobiles conference where I gave a presentation named “Privacy and regulations: state-of-the-art and future issues” on legal issues relating to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

What consequences of potential gaming tax increase in Italy?

The potential increase of the gaming taxes for Italian land based videolottery and AWPs raised major concerns among operators and investors, but the real effects of such increase shall be reviewed in the long term together with…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Taxation
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