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Whatsapp? No thanks, I prefer to have control over my data

It鈥檚 been months since I deleted my account from Whatsapp. However, other users continue to see my active profile and write to me. Among these, unaware of my decisions, some were concerned about not receiving a response, while others were probably angry. The numerous messages and open tickets to support and even the DPO were no use because nothing has changed. The FAQ states, 鈥淚t may take up to 90 days from the beginning of the deletion process to delete your WhatsApp information....

27 April 2021 路 4 min 路 NicFab
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Our Matrix Server matrix.nicfab.it is online

Chapter III of the GDPR is related to the Rights of the data subject. The data subject is at the centre of the system and is the only one entitled to exercise the power of control over their data. In particular, it is well-known as provided by Whereas (7) of the GDPR, according to which Natural persons should have control of their own personal data. Legal and practical certainty for natural persons, economic operators and public authorities should be enhanced....

31 March 2021 路 1 min 路 NicFab
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Consciously looking at messaging apps: when users want broad freedom and full control over their data

In one of our previous contributions, we stated that the human being needs to communicate (the first axiom of the Palo Alto School)[1] , and the advantage offered by the Internet of interacting with other people even at a distance has been successful. Moreover, numerous popular and scientific contributions described the social evolution (or involution, depending on the point of view), and it is undoubted understandable that it may have legal and juridical repercussions....

8 March 2021 路 8 min 路 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鈥檛 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 路 2 min 路 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 路 7 min 路 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. 漏 Nicola Fabiano - All rights reserved What has it happened? A Swedish school used a facial recognition system on the students to verify their attendance....

2 September 2019 路 10 min 路 NicFab
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Robotics, big data, ethics and data protection: a matter of approach

In Europe, the protection of personal data is a fundamental right. Within this framework, the relationship among robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), data protection and privacy has been receiving par- ticular attention, recently, being the most important topics related to data protection and privacy those of Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Liability and Ethics. The present paper describes the main legal issues related to privacy and data protection highlighting the relationship among Big Data, Robotics, Ethics and data protection, trying to address the solution correctly through the European General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) principles....

22 December 2017 路 12 min 路 NicFab