Italy Privacy

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What is Italy’s Legislative Decree 196/2003 ?

The Legislative Decree 196/2003 is the Italian data protection and privacy regulation. This Decree supplements the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and tailors its provisions to the particular national context. The “Garante per la protezione dei dati personali” is the Italian Data Protection Authority to ensure the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms in connection with the processing of personal data. 

The Decree protects the data privacy of individuals. As such, it contains a number of provisions and requirements related to the processing of personal data of individuals. The Italian Constitution does not expressly include the right to privacy or data protection. However, both the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Cassation have regularly defined the privacy as a fundamental human right. 

This solution will provide your organisation guidance on how to comply with the Decree and stay compliant with this regulation. In order to also receive guidance on the GDPR, we recommend to make use of this Decree solution in combination with the GDPR solution.