European Data Protection Digest

Garante Issues Multiple Orders

PRIVACY LAW—ITALY

December 23, 2010

Italy's Data Protection Authority (Garante) has issued an array of orders related to privacy issues ranging from sharing information on disabled persons online to companies' use of geolocation services to track employees. In one case, the Garante has issued a €40,000 fine for the publication of information on 4,500 disabled individuals on an institutional Web site. Other rulings issued by the Garante are related to parental access of minor children's health records, the use of geolocation services to track employees without their notice or consent and the requirements for registering data in the Banking Information System (SIC).
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