27/07/2020

The EDPB casts a glimmer of light on the Schrems II judgement

After the filing of the Schrems II judgment (July 16, 2020), there has been a lot of speculation on how to manage relations with American suppliers. After a week's discussion on possible solutions, a glimmer of light comes from the EDPB's FAQ document.
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27/07/2020

Transferring data outside the EU: the Court of Justice sets new boundaries (and why it matters for the medical devices sector)

The MDR (Medical Devices Regulation) needs data. It needs them for clinical evaluations (defined as a "systematic and planned process to continuously generate, collect, analyse and assess the clinical data" in art. 2 n. 44), for clinical evidence (to be proven through data and clinical evaluation, art. 2 n. 51) for post-market surveillance (which consists in "actively and systematically gathering, recording and analysing relevant data", art. 83 par.2).
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19/05/2020

AI: the principle of fairness of data processing and the issue of data bias

Silvia Stefanelli
Alice Giannini
As we know, Artificial Intelligence systems have the ability to analyze huge amounts of data and they require them during the learning and testing phases. In relation to machine learning techniques, it is often said that the more training data that can be put into a model, the better results it will produce.
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06/04/2020

Privacy&AI in the time of Coronavirus: reflections on geolocation and predictive systems

Silvia Stefanelli
Alice Giannini
The Covid-19 epidemic has brought even more attention on the two hottest topics of 2020: Artificial Intelligence and Privacy. One month after the launch of the European policy on Artificial Intelligence (you can read about it here), Europe is facing a crucial challenge, which will undoubtedly define future policies.
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29/10/2019

3D-printed medical devices and data protection obligations

As with any medical technology that processes patients' personal data, the use of 3D printing for the manufacturing of medical devices entails an obligation to protect the data and privacy of the individual using the device.
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08/10/2019

Websites: the European Court of Justice rules on consent for the installation of cookies

As a law firm, we have often dealt with the data protection issues of websites in general and the management of cookies in particular.  From a regulatory point of view, the difficulty lies in the fact that the current reference legislation, the ePrivacy Directive ) is being "updated" and has not been directly repealed by EU Regulation 2016/679 (hereinafter also GDPR).
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25/09/2019

Can the doctor communicate health data via chat (in the EU)?

The use of Health Messaging Apps helps to enhance communication between doctors and patients: patient satisfaction is increased by the immediacy of the tool. This considerably increases the involvement of patients in the treatment process, also allowing them to obtain a quicker response to their questions.
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29/08/2019

Personal data and design: tips and examples for creating GDPR-proof software and websites

Alessandra Di Nunzio
Fabio Marinello

The CNIL (French Data Protection Authority), through its Laboratorie d'Innovation de la CNIL (known as LINC) has launched the platform Données&Design, which aims to become a reference point for all professionals who design interfaces, software and digital products that meet GDPR standards and protect data subjects' rights.

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23/05/2019

Data collection for research purposes may conflict with data protection in Italy

Digital transformation and the use of artificial intelligence intertwine with the Gdpr. Besides, Italy has three regulatory levels - EU, national and soft law - which at times appear to contradict each other. According to a recent study by Porsche Consulting, "Digital MedTech Transformation", digital transformation is key for all pharmaceutical companies. 
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07/12/2018

First GDPR sanctions are underway: the German case

Silvia Stefanelli
Alice Giannini

On 22 November 2018, the Baden-Württenberg Data Protection Authority (LfDI) announced, with a press release available here in German, of having imposed a € 20.000 sanction on the chat site Knuddels.de, for breach of Art. 32 of the GDPR. 

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