Privacy, GDPR and data compliance

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We are a law firm strongly oriented towards meeting the legal needs of businesses, providing daily support for all their requirements. We are capable of offering comprehensive assistance to companies, covering all areas of corporate law, both on a national and transnational level.

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PRIVACY, GDPR
AND DATA COMPLIANCE
SGHS Law Firm offre consulenza per privacy, modello 231 e checklist OdV. Contattaci ora e verifica la tua compliance aziendale.

The ongoing relationship with our client companies allows our firm’s professionals to have a deep understanding of the dynamics of the business, the development of production processes, and the processes applied to each department. This enables us to support client companies in various aspects of corporate compliance, both in terms of mandatory regulatory requirements and optional organizational models, such as:

  • Model 231: drafting and updates
  • Acceptance of the role of member or President of the Supervisory Body
  • Projects for compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) EU Privacy Reg. 679/2016
  • Due diligence procedures

PRIVACY LAW IN ITALY: KEY REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPANIES

Privacy law in Italy has evolved significantly to ensure the protection of personal data, aligning with the stringent requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May 2018 influencing national laws and practices. In Italy, these regulations are enforced by the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali (Italian Data Protection Authority), which oversees regulatory compliance and handles data protection issues. Companies operating in Italy must adhere to these regulations to protect individuals’ privacy rights and avoid substantial penalties.

The foundation of Italian privacy law is the Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali (Data Protection Code), which incorporates GDPR principles and outlines specific national provisions. This legal framework mandates transparency, accountability, and the secure handling of personal data. Key aspects include obtaining explicit consent for data processing, ensuring data accuracy and security, and providing individuals with rights to access, correct, and delete their data.

Furthermore, businesses must appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) if they engage in large-scale data processing or handle sensitive data. The DPO is responsible for monitoring compliance, conducting data protection impact assessments (DPIAs), and serving as a point of contact between the company and the Garante.

Italian privacy law also emphasizes the importance of data minimization, requiring companies to collect only the data necessary for specified purposes. Data breaches must be reported promptly to the Garante, and affected individuals must be informed without undue delay if the breach poses a significant risk to their rights and freedoms.

The privacy law in Italy, underpinned by the GDPR, sets robust standards for data protection, ensuring that individuals’ privacy rights are safeguarded. Businesses operating in Italy must navigate this complex regulatory landscape to achieve compliance and foster trust with their clients and partners.

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