Italian Competition Authority Investigation on the Sale of Serie A TV Rights

On May 13, 2015 theCavalcanti C.V. Italian Competition Authority (“AGCM”) issued a Resolution (see here) opening an official investigation (“Investigation”) on the sale of Serie A TV rights for the 3-year period 2015-2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Cloud Computing: how to qualify cloud computing contracts under a legal perspective

Ferrarilaura_borelliRecently we contributed to the completion of the EU Commission’s final report Comparative Study on cloud computing contracts, providing an overview over legislation, case law and administrative guidelines applicable to cloud computing contracts at an European and U.S. level. In the following weeks we are keen to share interesting outcomes of our study with you. Read the rest of this entry »

Privacy in the Employment Context: the Italian Data Protection Authority Handbook

Cavalcanti CV.2On May 15, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) issued a handbook covering the main areas related to the data protection in the employment context (the “Handbook”). The full text (in Italian) is available for download here. Read the rest of this entry »

E-commerce delay in product delivery can be misleading

Zappaterra FusionThe Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) recently sanctioned three e-commerce operators for unfair commercial practices due to lack (or delay) in the delivery of products initially declared to be in stock and due to false information provided to consumers with regard to refunds. Read the rest of this entry »

Gaming M&A season just started!

The announcement of the integration between SNAI and Cogemat/Cogetech is just the beginning of a season of major acquisitions in gaming sector.  But what is the right approach to enter into a new market or consolidate the market position?Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

Skype and Sky trademark: does the ruling of the General Court of the EU really end the dispute?

sofia_barabinoZappaterra FusionRecently, the General Court of the European Union dismissed Skype action against the decision of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) confirming that there is a likelihood of confusion between the figurative and word sign “Skype” and the word mark “Sky”. Read the rest of this entry »

The IoT at Expo Smart City!

The Expo area in Milan in one of the 1st examples of smart cities in Italy which shows the massive potentials of the IoT, but what regulatory changes are necessary to replicate it across Europe?Giulio Coraggio Read the rest of this entry »

DTT LCN Update: The New Decision of the Commissioner

Cavalcanti C.V.Olivi C.VThe Commissioner appointed by the Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato) finally issued its report regarding the LCN, which appears to be in line with the guidelines given by the same Consiglio di Stato in its previous decisions (see here and here for our previous comments on the matter)

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New Guidelines on Online Profiling

Cavalcanti CV.2Zappaterra FusionThe Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “DPA”) just issued new Guidelines on online profiling aimed at further clarifying the privacy-related obligations for internet service providers in case of profiling of the users. The Guidelines apply to any processing of personal data collected by way of any device (e.g. mobile, tablets, computers, portable devices, TV plug-ins). Read the rest of this entry »

The data protection sweep day on apps and websites addressed to children is going on today!

Zappaterra FusionYesterday the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “Italian DPA”) announced that, today, 28 privacy authorities across the world, members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network, are going to conduct an audit of the apps and websites addressed to children in order to assess their compliance with applicable data protection laws. Read the rest of this entry »

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