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GDPR: final approval of the harmonisation decree

In its press release of 8 August 2018, the Council of Ministers announced that it has definitely adopted the provisions for bringing the national legislation in line with the provisions of EU Regulation no. 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (GDPR), on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and free movement of said data.


The Legislative decree, whose regulatory framework was submitted to the examination of a specially constituted commission, simplified the application of the regulations by introducing modifications to the current Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003, ‘despite the fact that the Regulation has changed the perspective of the approach to privacy protection with respect to the code, introducing the principle of accountability’.


In anticipation of a widespread review of the contents of the Authority’s provisions, the general authorisations and ethical codes, a transitional period has been provided to ensure continuity of the current domestic regulatory system.


In view of the need for the simplification of micro-enterprises, as well as small and medium sized enterprises, the decree states that the Authority must provide simplified procedures for the fulfilment of the obligations by the data controller.