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16. Privacy - Handling of personal information

Fondazione Bruno Kessler, as Holder of the processing of personal information pursuant to article 28 of Leg. Decree 196/03 “Code governing the protection of personal information” (hereinafter referred to as “Code”), is responsible for the appropriate handling of personal information pursuant to art 29, paragraph 4 of the Code. Therefore, FBK shall guarantee as follows:

  • The collection, recording, organization, storage, consultation, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, communication, dissemination, erasure and destruction of personal data must take place in a manner that will ensure respect for the rights, fundamental liberties and dignity of individuals, with particular reference to privacy and personal identity, and respecting the rights of legal persons and any other body or association;

  • In particular, personal information shall be:

a) Processed lawfully and fairly;

b) Collected and stored for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and used in other processing operations in terms not incompatible with such purposes;

c) Correct and, when needed, updated;

d) Adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were collected and subsequently processed;

e) Kept in a format which permits identification of data for a period of time not exceeding that necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or subsequently processed.

It is the task of the manager of the personal data processing to ensure that FBK activity is carried out in accordance with the procedures below:

  • Ensure that the natural person, legal person, the organization or association to whom the personal data refer and the person collecting the personal data are informed in advance about the aims, methods and significance of the treatment of data concerning them according to the requirements of Article 13 of the Code.


  • Ensure that the entities referred to above have validly expressed valid consent, when required, in accordance with art. 23 of the above Code;

  • Enable the interested parties to exercise the following rights that the Code recognizes them:

    • Obtain confirmation of the existence of personal data concerning them, even if not yet recorded, and communication in an intelligible form;

    • To be informed about:

      • The origin of the data

      • The purposes and processing procedures

      • The criteria applied in case of processing with the aid of electronic instruments

      • The identity of the processing Holder and officers

      • The subjects or categories of subjects to whom personal data may be communicated or who can learn about them as officers or agents

      • Obtain the update, the amendment or, where convenient, the integration of the personal information;

      • Obtain the cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is necessary for the purposes for which the data were collected or subsequently processed;

      • Obtain certification that the operations described in the two previous points, including their contents, have been notified to those to whom the data were communicated or disseminated, except where this proves impossible or involves the use of means manifestly disproportionate to the protected right.

The employees who have been authorized to install, on computers for personal use, software other than that provided by the Information Service and to manage them independently, are guaranteed the information required by the standards of privacy.

The FBK Chief coordinator for the handling of personal information is the Head of the Safety and Prevention Unit, Roberto Dallacosta (Povo, via Sommarive 18 - Level Two - North Building - Ph. 0461 314 307 - E-mail: .)