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The 25 May 2021 marks the third anniversary of the GDPR coming into force. As we have moved from preparation for the GDPR to business as usual compliance with the GDPR, regulators have focused on various issues in different jurisdictions. Although we are now three years into compliance with the GDPR being part of our day to day operations, it is clear that interpretation and expectations regarding compliance from the courts and regulators continue to…

On 30 September and 17 November 2020, the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato – AGCM) set new transparency standards for the offering of videogames containing in-game purchasing and loot boxes in two decisions. In short, the in-game purchase function allows players to obtain through real money several items (such as weapons, equipment, special moves, upgrades linked to the nature of the game, virtual coins, etc.), that may allow the upgrade…

Happy Data Protection Day! The 28 January each year is celebrated as Data Protection Day (or Data Privacy Day outside of Europe), which marks the anniversary of the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. To mark Data Protection Day 2021, we have summarised some of the key trends and developments in the EU, UK and beyond from a data protection perspective and looking ahead to what to expect for 2021. You can jump to specific country…

In this episode of Connect On Tech, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Francesca Gaudino, a partner in our Milan office. Francesca reports on the on-the-ground situation in Italy in light of COVID-19 and issues Italian employers are facing. You will learn: If Italian employers can perform temperature checks on employers and visitorsWhat measures can be taken by Italian employers to protect their workforcesActions Italian employers can take if they discover an employer has COVID-19 https://open.spotify.com/episode/5d0lzrq5Rn0MrrUEKYT5ii Related…

On 25 March 2019, the Italian Government (“Government”) passed Law Decree No. 22 (“Decree 22/2019”) which includes, among others, provisions on the so-called “special powers” of the Government in relation to broadband electronic communications based on 5G technology. Decree 22/2019 became effective on 26 March 2019 and will need to be converted into law by no later than 24 May 2019. The express intent of Decree 22/2019 is to adjust the Government’s special powers (“Special…

Two recent decisions issued by an Italian Court of First Instance and, subsequently, by the Court of Appeal intervene in the debate around the qualification of cryptocurrencies as an asset or money that may be validly injected into a limited liability company’ s capital.Both decisions refer to the same question: can a company accept cryptocurrencies as a contribution in kind to the company’ s corporate capital? Both courts answered in the negative, however on different…

The city of Turin is at the forefront of autonomous vehicle testing. On 26 October 2018, first in Italy, an autonomous vehicle drove in the city center wholly driverless using 5G technologies. Italian roads are now open to smart mobility. To this end, earlier this year, the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport pioneered the road of Intelligent Transport Systems by adopting a decree that paves the way for the digital transformation of Italian infrastructures.…

The Italian gaming Regulatory Authority (Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli – ADM) has just launched a public tender for the award of up to 120 licenses for the setting-up and operation of online gaming platforms for the provision of the following games: (i) fixed odds and pool betting on sports, including horse races, and non-sports events, also simulated(ii) skill games with cash prizes (excluding lottery and other related games), including poker and other…