Introduction By virtue of the implementation in Italy of the e-Privacy Directive 2009/136/EC (which amended Directive 2002/58/EC) (“e-Privacy Directive”) on May 28, 2012,[i] providers of publicly available electronic communications services are now subject to strict requirements to deal with personal data breaches. In line with the e-Privacy Directive, the Italian Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree… continua
On January 13 2012 the cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a rock and ran aground near the western coast of Italy. The circumstances of the grounding and the subsequent rescue operation attracted intense media interest in Italy and abroad. Several legal issues have arisen in connection with the broadcast of a television documentary about the… continua
As part of this month’s Legal Focus, we take a look at the Italian Telecommunications sector by speaking to Ernesto Apa, partner at Italian law firm, Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale. The industry globally has seen the latest wave of mergers and acquisitions prompted by the effects of the recession, however, the Italian industry is… continua
On February 3 2011 AGCOM, the communications regulator, issued a new regulation on the use of secondary rights acquired by media service providers. Article 44(5) of the Audiovisual Media Services Code acquires transmission rights for audiovisual content created by an independent producer, AGCOM must limit the period during which such secondary rights may be exploited.