The Italian Data Protection Authority and the Bad Payers

The Italian Data Protection Authority public hearing about the upcoming credit-scoring database regulation is ending soon and will likely endanger the possibility for a company to protect its right of not being defrauded by unfaithful clients.

This is because the DPA keeps pushing the (wrong) notion that data-protection=privacy=absolute right. This is a logical and legal fallacy because the ? concerned EU directives include privacy among the other fundamental rights to be protected while processing personal data.

This means that data-protection as such has not a higher status than the right of defense or the right to freedom of entrepreneurship (both granted by the Italian Constitution). But the upcoming regulation will likely to ignore this (elementary) fact.