The board of the Italian Data Protection Authority has approved its inspection plan for the second half of the year. Areas of focus will include consumer credit, mobile payments and telemarketing. The Garante will focus on how personal data are processed by public- and private-sector organisations in these areas and others. Rocco Panetta, CIPP/E, of Panetta & Associati in Rome says the Garante will carry out at least 220 inspections in cooperation with Italy’s fiscal policy department—Nucleo Speciale Privacy. The Garante levied sanctions amounting to 1.6 million euros based on the results of inspections carried out during the first half of the year.
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