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Personal data protection – Recent developments in Italy

16 January 2019

Italy's data protection authority (the "Italian DPA") has now reviewed for compliance with the GDPR the various codes of conduct and professional practice that applied, and the general authorisations that had been issued, under the previous legislation. The rules thus approved will be binding, and their breach will be punished by the imposition of the toughest available administrative penalty (a fine of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual revenues).

Other key developments have occurred since the entry into force of Legislative Decree 101/2018, which last September brought Italy's domestic law into line with the GDPR.

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