European Data Protection Digest

DPA Approves Request of Authorisation

PRIVACY LAW—ITALY

June 14, 2012

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante) recently approved a request of authorisation filed by a phone company asking to enrich its database of customers’ personal data without prior consent. In this report for The Privacy Advisor, Rocco Panetta of Panetta & Associati Studio Legale examines what the enrichment process implies. Panetta also lists the specific security measures prescribed by the Garante, noting its observation that combining new data with existing personal and statistical information might make it possible to track a user’s identity.
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