Category Archives: Roles and Liabilities

A checklist to adapt to GDPR

Adapting to GDPR can be a rather complex task: is a substantial Regulation composed of 99 articles and 173 recitals. I thought useful, at least for me, to elaborate a reasoned summary, which directs the mental process to see if and how to adjust business procedures to achieve compliance. As with all summaries, of course,… Read More »

How to prepare to comply to GDPR

The GDPR was born one year ago (on the 27th April, published on GUE on 4th May 2016) and many have not yet outlined an adjustment plan. There is only one year left to comply to (the deadline is established on 25th May 2018). Some data protection authority of each EU Member State have published… Read More »

The new European Regulation gives greater value and facilitation to scientific research.

The Directive 95/46/EC deal with the argument in the following terms: The processing of personal data for scientific research purposes is not considered incompatible with other processing (art. 6) For scientific use, personal data may be stored for longer periods (art. 6) The provision of information to the data subject may not be given when… Read More »

GDPR in practice

Everybody is talking about GDPR in every session at Security Summit this year, whatever the topic, but in practice what companies are doing to get prepared? Alessandro Vallega started from here to introduce the conference dedicated by Europrivacy to the new European Regulation, on the second day of the Summit organized by Clusit in Milan.… Read More »

How to engage processors

Articles 28 and 29 of the GDPR require a “by a contract or other legal act” in order to engage a processor. Such document must include: the subject-matter and duration of the processing, the nature and purpose of the processing, the type of personal data and categories of data subjects; the confidentiality agreement; assurance that… Read More »

Terminology differences between D.lgs 196/2003 and GDPR Regulation (EU) 2016/679

One of the benefits introduced by GDPR is about conforming the terminology at European level. But it is verifiable a disadvantage related to the figures involved, leaving the Italian scheme of D. Lgs. 196/2003 and considering the linguistic difference.                Lgs.196/2003                  … Read More »

Transparent information: a right of the data subject, not bureaucracy

Article. 12 of GDPR “Transparent information, communication and modalities for the exercise of the rights of the data subject” obliges the holder to provide to the data subjects with all necessary information, in a concise, comprehensible and easily accessible, with a simple and clear language, in particular in the case of information aimed specifically at… Read More »

Mandatory appointment of Data Protection Officer: the Working Party’s position pursuant to art. 29

On 13 December 2016 the European Data Protection Supervisor (Working Party – WP29) issued three documents containing information and recommendations on important novelties on Regulation (right to data portability, D.P.O., Leading Authority), in view of its application, effective from May 25, 2018. With regard to the Data Protection Officer, the guidelines first highlight that the… Read More »

Cyber Crime and Compliance at Milan Politecnico

The headlines go to the Cyber Crime attacks, but ultimately the Compliance remains the main expense leverage in IT security, at least for SMEs. That’s what emerges from the 2016 Survey by the Information Security & Privacy Observatory of the Milan Politecnico School of Management, presented on 2/2 at the conference “Cyber Crime: the invisible threat… Read More »