The Garante, the Italian Data Protection Authority (IDPA), has released information on enforcement activity in Italy in 2013 and its relevant plan of inspections for the first semester of 2014.
In 2013, the Garante carried out 411 proceedings, four percent more than in 2012, also with the contribution of the Italian fiscal police, the so-called “Nucleo Speciale Privacy.”
As a result of the inspection activities, the fines imposed were more than 4 million euros.
Most of the proceedings referred to minimum security measures, violations of the so-called Workers’ Statute, public data, telemarketing, electronic health data, mobile payment, telecoms data, data breaches, employment and GPS.
Also the communication to the Judicial Authority increased during 2013 to 71 communications, 27 percent more than 2012, with specific reference to the failure to adopt the security measures, employees’ remote control breach, unlawful data processing, untrue declarations and notifications submitted to the IDPA.
With regard to the first semester of 2014, the IDPA plans 200 inspections concerning public databases, telemarketing, Internet via WiFi, mobile payment, call centers delocalized outside the EU, consumers profiling and data breaches.