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DPA Asks Facebook for Clarifications

PRIVACY LAW—ITALY

July 5, 2013

The Italian Data Protection Authority, the Garante, is requiring Facebook to provide clarifications by July 20 on personal data processing following recent announcements of a “bug” that caused the exposure of personal information. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Panetta & Associati Studio Legale’s Rocco Panetta writes, “Facebook has already assured that the unwanted data processing has occurred due to a mere technical bug.” Despite that, he notes, the Garante is requiring confirmation on six points, including the duration of the event and measures taken to resolve the issue.
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