Inspection Plan Approved
DATA PROTECTION—ITALYAugust 5, 2011
The Italian Data Protection Authority's inspection plan for the second half of 2011 has been approved, and it includes a focus on the areas of telemarketing, fax abuse, debt collection activities and social security institutions, among other areas in both the public and private sectors. According to the Garante, it will pay special attention to the potential infringements related to the Opposition Register; the Privacy Unit of Guardia di Finanza will inspect all of the most-reported companies on the register. In the first half of the year, the Garante carried out nearly 230 inspections and levied 181 sanctions, the fines from which resulted in more than 1 million euros in revenue.