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COVID19 and tracking apps: an aware approach based on privacy and data protection rules

The health emergency related to the #COVID19 pandemic is attracting particular attention in the privacy field, also about possible initiatives regarding the development of specific apps. Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) carried out an intervention entitled “EU Digital Solidarity: a call for a pan-European approach against the pandemic”. In particular, the EDPS intervention states The GDPR clearly states that the processing of personal data should be designed to serve mankind (it was the favourite quote from GDPR for my predecessor Giovanni Buttarelli)....

6 April 2020 · 3 min · NicFab
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Coronavirus emergency and privacy: valid the juridical approach to the GDPR

The contribution has been published today by Broadband 4 Europe, here. 1. Introduction As is it well-known, the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has profoundly changed our life, habits, communication and interaction between people, ways of working, etc. In essence, we are experiencing a situation that appears surreal because of the consequent behavioural rules that we are obliged to respect with social distancing to fight the battle of COVID-19. This pandemic situation, which in addition to Italy is leading many other states to adopt the most appropriate prevention measures, also entails a series of questions regarding the protection of personal data with which one must confront....

19 March 2020 · 10 min · NicFab
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Digital life and privacy: are we fighting against ourselves?

The year is ending and I would propose some food for thoughts. Nowadays it seems that people are slaves of digital life, captured by devices and online social phenomena. What kind of phenomenon are we living? Is it a battle where people fight against digital contents provider or are we fighting against ourselves? Probably, it isn’t precisely a battle, but a matter of approach. The human uncontrollable desire to be potentially anywhere leads us to exalt the power of digital resources if we can be - although virtually - somewhere in the world together with others, showing our presence anyway....

30 December 2019 · 2 min · NicFab
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The meaning of scientific research on privacy and personal data protection in international contexts

To my work as a lawyer, I wanted to add that of research, combining legal skills with technical ones; it is not simple; indeed, it is very demanding.It is necessary to always keep in mind that researchers must conduct any research activity with scientific rigour and based on objective elements, without neglecting any other contributions already published. The in-depth study phase of research topics is particularly tricky as it is necessary to always pay maximum attention to the object of the analysis and to the aspects that are intended to be highlighted....

17 September 2019 · 4 min · NicFab
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Facial recognition: the Swedish data protection authority fines a school

The Swedish Data Protection Authority fined a school to pay about 20,000.00 euros. The measure is currently available only in Swedish; therefore, we propose the news with a brief comment without further details. Facial recognition system. © Nicola Fabiano - All rights reserved What has it happened? A Swedish school used a facial recognition system on the students to verify their attendance. During the preliminary investigation by the Swedish supervisory authority, the school defended itself by stating that the students expressed their consent....

2 September 2019 · 9 min · NicFab
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Best Paper Award - The Meaning of Accountability, Responsibility and Liability in the GDPR: Proposal for an Ontology

For the second consecutive year, I participated in “The Eleventh International Conference on Evolving Internet - INTERNET 2019”, organised by the International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA) which was held in Rome from June 30th to July 4th 2019. Furthermore, my participation was also as the chair of the special track “RAIEDP: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Data Protection” together with my colleague Filippo Bianchini (co-chair). I presented the contribution entitled “The Meaning of ‘Accountability’, ‘Responsibility’ and ‘Liability’ in the GDPR: Proposal for an Ontology”....

22 August 2019 · 2 min · NicFab
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Thanks Giovanni!

I note from the statement published on the EDPS website that Giovanni Buttarelli passed away. The news much saddens me. The post published on the EPDS website defines Giovanni Buttarelli such a kind and brilliant individual. Throughout his life, Giovanni dedicated himself completely to his family, to the service of the judiciary and the European Union and its values. His passion and intelligence will ensure an enduring and unique legacy for the institution of the EDPS and for all people whose lives were touched by him...

21 August 2019 · 3 min · NicFab
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8thInternational Conference on e-Democracy: Call for papers (deadline extended)

I am honoured to be a member of the Program Committee of the 8th International Conference on e-Democracy that will be held in Athens on 12-13 December 2019. Below the official communication. Spread the information the about the conference. Dear colleagues, Duetonumerous requests from potential authors, the submission deadline of 8th International Conference on e-Democracy: Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age has been extended to August 18, 2019....

2 August 2019 · 5 min · NicFab
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The operator of a website that features a Facebook ‘Like’ button can be a controller jointly with Facebook in respect of the collection and transmission to Facebook of the personal data of visitors to its website

Court of Justice of the European Union - PRESS RELEASE No 99/19 - Luxembourg, 29 July 2019. Here the document: https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2019-07/cp190099en.pdf

29 July 2019 · 1 min · NicFab
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GDPR one year later: awareness firstly

After one year, many people make evaluations, while others forecast or organise events. My purpose is not celebratory but purposeful and prodromal: what are the aspects concerning the protection of personal data on which it would be appropriate to reflect and which deserve further investigation? One of the most relevant aspects is undoubtedly the “awareness” that it means “to have exact consciousness about himself”. Among the principles laid down in the GDPR, the “accountability” (art....

26 May 2019 · 5 min · NicFab