Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media, Italy updates

Right to access data also applies to evaluation documents
Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • 05 April 2019

The Court of Cassation recently rejected a bank's appeal and found that its employee had been entitled to access evaluation documents which had led to disciplinary measures being taken against him. Although the case concerned the regulation of access to personal data under the now rescinded Privacy Code, the decision sets out principles which remain valid under the EU General Data Protection Regulation and further strengthen the rights of data subjects with regard to how their data is processed.

Emailing confidential data to colleagues may be criminal offence
Ichino Brugnatelli e Associati Studio Legale
  • Italy
  • 25 January 2019

The Criminal Court of Cassation recently confirmed a Milan Court of Appeal judgment which found that an employee who had emailed confidential data to a colleague who was not authorised to access said information had committed the crime of unauthorised access to a computer system under Article 615ter of the Criminal Code. The decision confirms that employers, as data controllers, must take appropriate security measures to ensure the integrity of information systems and data.

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