On March 25, 2013 the Court of Milan found Google not liable for defamation in respect of the results generated by its Autocomplete and Related Searches functions, which brought up words that the plaintiffs deemed defamatory in connection with the plaintiffs’ names. The Court of Milan’s decision is remarkable since it takes a completely different… continua
Articoli contrassegnati con “monitoring”
Introduction Online advertising is the backbone of the internet business model. However, the practice by online advertisers in bidding to use keywords purchased from search engines featuring famous brand names may hurt brand owners’ reputation or divert consumers. Moreover, the internet offers more opportunities for counterfeiters. Indeed, many online stores, usually run by providers outside the European Union, imitate stores selling genuine… continua
Is it lawful to remotely monitor employees’ work activities through the use of surveillance systems?
Italian legal framework The acquisition and use of personal data from workplace surveillance systems is currently unregulated in Italy. Article 134 of Legislative Decree no. 196 (June 30, 2003), “Personal data protection Code” (hereinafter, “Privacy Code”) states only that the Data Protection Authority (hereinafter, “the Authority”) supports the introduction of a code of professional conduct… continua
Remote and defensive monitoring The case of the dismissed bank employee Supreme Court decision on defensive monitoring Practical consequences Remote and defensive monitoring As described in our previous article (“Italy: Remote monitoring and defensive monitoring of employees in the internet age”, published in October 2010), Article 4 of Law 300/1970 – known as the Statute… continua