Activity on “The EU new Privacy Regulation”
On 19thMay, 60 students take part in a conference on “The EU new Privacy Regulation”, organized by the President of Rotary Club, Prof. Emma Cucca, in collaboration with The Italian Data Protection Authority and his President Mr. Antonello Soro.
The Italian Data Protection Authority is an independent authority, set up to protect fundamental rights and freedoms in connection with the processing of personal data, and to ensure respect for individuals’ dignity.
The Authority has been active from its inception (in 1997) in the social, economic, political, and cultural life of our Country. Special importance should be attached to the provisions made in respect of health care, employment, banking, insurance, journalism, telecommunications, video surveillance, marketing, and public administrative agencies.
The new Privacy Regulation will be operational as of May 25, 2018.
With the new regulation will change the rules for those who are to handle personal data: for example, telephone companies, public administrations and any company with which the user will be to sign a contract containing his personal data.
The new Privacy Regulation will impose stringent obligations and will introduce new responsibilities aimed at ensuring greater security measures to protect personal data.
The regulation introduces clearer rules on disclosure and consent, defines the limits to automated processing of personal data, and also establishes strict criteria (and sanctions) in cases of personal data breaches.
The Regulation will replace the Privacy Code currently in force in Italy, recognizing important and broad rights to citizens and imposing a strong responsibility on companies and the Public Administration. It will introduce legislation on uniform and valid privacy across Europe addressing innovative topics (such as, for example, the right to be forgotten). In this regard, not all have yet understood the scope of the new discipline and, therefore, the adjustment processes are slow and sometimes perceived as mere bureaucratic aggravations. We therefore try to understand the most important changes that will be introduced by the new Regulation and therefore what will change in May 2018 in terms of privacy. Index
1 Privacy: the new legislation
2 Privacy: data expiring
3 Privacy: the purposes of the new legislation
4 Privacy: how is it protected?
5 Privacy: who is responsible for the protection of personal data?
6 Privacy: what is the right to be forgotten?
7 Privacy and new sanctions