European Data Protection Digest

Garante Sanctions Telecom, Forbids Company’s Video Surveillance

PRIVACY LAW—ITALY

November 15, 2012

Panetta & Associati’s Rocco Panetta reports on British Telecom Italy’s sanction of €75,000 for not providing the Italian data protection authority (Garante) information it had requested. The Garante had sanctioned the company €20,000, which the company protested with a written defense. But the company’s arguments “were not able to lift the company from liability for not having replied to the Garante,” Panetta writes. Meanwhile, the Garante has given a “green light” to a draft decree “aimed at fixing criteria and procedures of telematic transmission of data” on euros suspected to be counterfeit. The Garante has also forbidden a call-center company from using a video-surveillance system capable of detecting images and conversations.
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