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Garante Rejects Claim to Deceased Person's Data

PRIVACY LAW—ITALY

August 4, 2011

The Italian Data Protection Authority has rejected the appeal of an individual who wanted access to a deceased relative's data, reports attorney Rocco Panetta from the firm Panetta & Associati in Rome. In denying the request of a woman who wanted access to a life insurance policy, the Garante said that, in the absence of a direct claim, personal interest or family interest worthy of protection, the data could not be released. The privacy of the deceased must be protected, the Garante said. (Site in Italian.)  
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