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Category Archives: Data Retention

The Italian Data Protection Authority to Challenge the European Court of Justice?

According the online newspaper Repubblica.it, the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) stated verbatim that the 72¬† months retention periodo imposed by the upcoming legislation is much too long. By doing this, the DPA implied that the only problem with data-retention is its duration, and didn’t mention the main issue raised by the EUCJ decision: carpet […]

Data Retention Strikes Back in Italy

The Italian Parliament is going to pass a provision (“hidden” into an elevator’s safety decree) to re-introduces the extension of the original (and still possibly illegal) data-retention term up to 72 months.

No More Mandatory Data Retention in Italy? – Update

As a consequence of the Parliament/Govern inactivity, the huge quantity of traffic data that survived the June, 30 midnight – and that some ISP might still have in its own hand, maybe hoping for a last-minute, never passed, prorogation – is currently being deleted. Right now, traffic-Database deleting schedules should have been re-set to the […]

No More Data Retention in Italy?

Yesterday the Internet Traffic Mandatory Data Retention regulation expired without being re-enacted by the Parliament. This means that at the midnight of June, 30, all the Italian Telcos and ISPs just (or should have) deleted last year Internet usage information from their databases. Maybe the Parliament and the Data Protection Authority just had a strike […]

EUCJ and the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act

A friend of mine asked a quick commentary about a Telegraph news about the European Court of Justice decision that bashed the British Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, forcing the ISPs to abid to a one-year Internet traffic data retention period. Here is my answer: It is clear that the EUCJ is following its […]

Privacy Shield Dead-On-Arrival?

As expected, Privacy Shield has been challenged in front of the EUCJ. Before wasting time and money trying to comply with this DOA thing, it would be safe to wait for the judgement.

Italy To Storm Playstation Networks? The Steve Jackson Game Case Strikes Back

According to Andrea Orlando, Italian Minister of Justice, Italy plans to fight† the war on terrorism on Playstations. In a press conference, Mr. Orlando said that new technologies are exploited by terrorists, and it is imperative to keep pace with the innovation, by allowing the capability to wiretap chat (whatever this means) and Playstations. Apart […]

My Two Cents on the Hacking Team Hack

What happened to Hacking Team neither is the first nor will be the last time a security company that lives by the sword, dies by the sword. Neither this is the first nor will be the last time that huge quantity of critical data are made available through the Internet. So, to some extent, there […]

Does the French Intelligence Actually Have Such Big Gaps?

A significant part of the aftermath of an event is the so called “post mortem”: a thorough analysis of¬† what went right, what wrong and why. While “post-mortem” is a common practice within complex organizations and helps detecting flaws to be fixed or positive actions to be standardized, it must not be confused with the […]

The (defunct) Data Retention Directive Still Causes Harm

Notwithstanding the Data Retention Directive has been bashed by the EUCJ Ruling, there is a wide agreement on the fact that its national implementation might still be valid if not in contrast with the main Data Protection Directive. Just yet, neither the Italian Parliament nor the Data Protection Authority ran the “stress test”, thus leaving […]