Directive N.2002/58/ec Concerning The Processing Of Personal Data And The Protection Of Privacy In The Electronic Communications Sector (1): Scope And Security Of Publicly Available Electronic Communications Service.

Decree n.196 dated 30th June 2003, came into force on the 1st January 2004, - so called Privacy Code - acknowledged Directive n. 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector. Such Directive deals with different aspects to which it is appropriate to make a through review, among which the publicly available electronic communications service and their security levels.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Which activities fall outside the Directive enforcement?
To which services shall this Directive apply?
Which measures must the provider of a publicly available electronic communications service take?
What does the Privacy Code provide on the subject?
In case of a particular risk of a breach of the security of the network, which information must the provider of a publicly available electronic communications service communicate?

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