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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 the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

New rules on transfer of broadcasters/audiovisual/interactive media services providers and network operators!

Further to a consultation process, this August, the Italian Communications Authority (Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni, “Agcom”), published a new regulation for the transfer of broadcasters’ ownership (Regulation no…more
| Communications & Media Law

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 company…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

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
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
| Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

New rules on consumer rights in force

As mentioned in Giulio’s post some months ago, Italy implemented the EU Directive 2011/83 on consumer rights. The new provisions were added to the Italian Consumer Code, effective from 13 June 2014. Our team worked hard on…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Online Copyright Protection: an interesting decision by the Italian Communications Authority

On June 26, 2014 the Italian Communications Authority (AGCOM) issued an interesting decision pursuant to the Online Copyright Protection Regulations. This decision is one of the firsts facing the issue of copyrighted…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

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 published…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Personal Injury, Science, Computers, & Technology

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 and…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Serie A media rights: end of the story?

As you may well be aware, Lega Nazionale Professionsti Serie A (the Italian top-tier soccer league) football rights have not yet been fully licensed. Whilst we are waiting for the results of the additional tender for the so…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

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 profiling…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Simplified rules to notify the number of channels

The Italian Communication Authority (AGCOM) simplified the obligation to notify the number of channels and the coverage area which is necessary for AGCOM to assess the compliance with the anti-concentration thresholds…more
| Communications & Media Law

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 about…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology
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