Happy 2014, and rest assured that the General Authorizations for processing Sensitive Data have been renewed by the Italian Data Protection Authority

Under Italian law, processing of personal sensitive data is subject to:
1. Prior information to, and express consent of, the interested subject; and
2. Prior authorization by the Data Protection Authority (Section 26 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003).
The Italian Data Protection Authority is entitled to issue general authorizations (as per Section 40) that set forth which processing by whom and at which conditions can be deemed to be authorized.

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