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ITALY—Garante rules on ex-employee’s claim

04.01.2011
Italy’s Data Protection Authority has made a decision in a claim brought by a man who sought the destruction of personal data from his work computer after he was dismissed from his job. The man asked that the employer destroy his personal data and files. The DPA determined that the employer does not have to delete the data, but the DPA forbid the company from accessing the former employee’s personal files, as that would violate the pertinence and proportionality principle provided by the Italian Data Protection Code.

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