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The Italian Privacy Authority announced today that it has launched an investigation to verify whether websites are adopting adequate security measures to prevent the massive collection of personal data for the purpose of training AI algorithms. Indeed, AI platforms collect huge amounts of data through so-called web-scraping, including the personal data of users of websites


The Health Improvement Network (“THIN”) is a database containing health information from millions of patients provided by thousands of doctors throughout the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Romania and Italy[1]. The data is used by several institutions to develop important studies on health management, primary and secondary care, epidemiologic research, medicinal approval, among

1. Background

In February 2019, the German Federal Cartel Office issued a decision prohibiting the tech giant Meta from using “off-Facebook data”[1] to create personalized advertising for German users. The authority considered such activity to be inconsistent with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), thus constituting an abuse of Meta’s dominant position on the