The New Consolidated Privacy Code: Notification

The Italian Privacy Code comes into force January 2004 and should render compliance easier and more straightforward for business. The first step for anyone wanting to collect or process personal data of third parties is to inform the Privacy Commissioner. Under the new Privacy Code, the obligation to notify the Authority has been eliminated in certain situations, while in others it has been reinforced. However, heavy fines may be imposed on those who fail to perform this obligation.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What obligation is there to notify the Privacy Commissioner?
What are the major changes under the new legislation?
How is notification to be made?
What obligation is on those who do not have to notify the Privacy Commissioner?
What are the sanctions?

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