New Italian online gaming licenses now available!

The tender for the award of new Italian online gaming licenses has now been launched, but operators have to hurry up! Read the rest of this entry »

GDPR: What will Data Protection Officers be liable for?


Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies that process large amounts of sensitive personal data or consistently monitor data subjects on a large scale will be required to appoint a data protection officer (DPO).

As discussed in our previous posts, the DPO will have significant responsibilities, including reporting on data to the highest management level. While the DPO debate has so far been focussed on where to place the DPO within company structures, confusion remains over the DPO’s actual responsibilities. Read the rest of this entry »

En attendant UPC

At the beginning of 2017 the Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (often referred to as UP/UPC package) was almost ready to start.

Ratifications of the UPC treaty were taking place at healthy pace, Italy decided eventually to join the system, too, and the European Unions institutions were finalizing the last pieces of legislations necessary to accommodate the Unitary Patent into the basket of the EU rights.

Then came Brexit. Read the rest of this entry »

Follow-us! – Audiovisual Finance: le novità della Legge Cinema – DLA Piper Roma, Via dei Due Macelli 66 – 11:00 AM, 6 Dicembre 2017


DLA Piper (Roma, Via dei Due Macelli 66, 6 dicembre 2017, ore 11:00) vi invita a partecipare ad una tavola rotonda dedicata all’analisi dei decreti attuativi della Legge n. 220/2016 (“Legge Cinema”) e alle conseguenti opportunità di investimento per la realizzazione di prodotti audiovisivi (inclusi tax credit, contributi automatici, tutela dei minori e delle opere europee). Sarà inoltre dato spazio all’analisi di strutture di finanziamento delle opere cinematografiche e audiovisive.  Read the rest of this entry »

Follow-us! Audiovisual Finance: the New Italian Cinema Law – DLA Piper Rome, Via dei Due Macelli 66 – 11:00 AM, 6 December 2017

Follow us (Rome, Via dei Due Macelli 66, 6 December 2017, 11:00 AM) for our roundtable on the Decrees implementing the Italian Law no. 220/2016 (“Cinema Law”) and the related investment opportunities concerning audiovisual works (including tax credit, automatic contribution, protection of minors and European works). We will also analyze the financing structures of audiovisual and theatrical works. Read the rest of this entry »

Cybersecurity and GDPR: where we are heading


The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is leading to a change culture, which will increase not only data protection but also security awareness. Read the rest of this entry »

Connected devices and the Internet of Things: What insurers need to know


Connected insurance is not only about data protection (see here our previous post). When dealing with connected devices and technologies, it is obviously necessary to fully assess the device, including its marketability standards.


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Follow-us – Cybersecurity – Talent Garden Fondazione Agnelli – 4:00 PM 18 October 2017

Follow-us tomorrow at 4:00 PM  for the seminar on Cybersecurity and Big Data. The seminar has been organised by the GIOIN – Gasperini Open Innovation Network and will be held at the Fondazione Agnelli in Turin. We will address GDPR and cybersecurity, including data governance and practical suggestions. Read the rest of this entry »

Cinema and audiovisual media services: a wider protection for EU works

On 2 October 2017, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a new Legislative Decree (“Decree“), aimed at ensuring a wider protection to EU (and Italian) works in the audiovisual media services (“AVMS“) sector. A brief outline of the new provisions is set out below.
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Data, insurance and GDPR: how firms can meet the challenges

The insurance market is changing rapidly, driven by shifting customer expectations and technological progress. The Internet of Things and connected devices are transforming the industry, for instance with the increasing usage of telematics for motor insurance, wearable technologies and m-health apps for health insurance, and smart appliances and devices for home insurance. At the same time, customers expect to be always connected with their insurers, with new apps and tools that facilitate a smooth interaction.
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