Author Archives: Silvia Stefanelli

About Silvia Stefanelli

Senior Lawyer, Owner Studio Legale Stefanelli&Stefanelli Specialized in: Health service legislation, e-Health, Privacy and Data protection, Product Legislation (CE Marking), National and International Agreements (sale and distribution in particular), Health Authorizations, Health Advertising, Corporate Compliance (Law nr. 231/2001)

First GDPR sanctions are underway: the German case

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, for breach of Art. 32 of the GDPR. Knuddels is an online chat service that was popular in the 2000s, before the Facebook era.… Read More »

The ‘good officer’ that controls our data. How to appoint a DPO

The appointment of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) is one of the most controversial points of the implementation of the new Reg. EU 2016/679 on data protection. The Data Protection Authority provides guidance on this matter through a series of FAQs. The DPO is a key figure that is mandatory for public and private health facilities… Read More »

European Commission presents EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

On February, 29 the European Commission issued the legal texts that will put in place the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and a Communication summarising the actions taken over the last years to restore trust in transatlantic data flows since the 2013 surveillance revelations. The Commission has (i) finalised the reform of EU Data protection rules, which… Read More »

WP29 Working Party – programme 2016-2018

The General Data Protection Regulation and the Directive on Police and Justice will significantly change the structure and the way the WP29 works. WP29 Working Party has just issued the work programme 2016-2018 that takes into account the transitional period which will require from all subgroups the issuance of guidelines, tools and procedures to organize… Read More »