The Italian Council of Ministers preliminarily approved a legislative decree (in furtherance of Parliament’s delegation Law October 25 2017, no. 163), containing provisions to amend domestic law in compliance with the GDPR. In fact, effective May 25, 2018, Legislative Decree June 30, 2003 no. 196 will be abrogated and the GDPR will be immediately into force. The new legislative decree will simply have the function of harmonizing domestic law with the GDPR. More information here
On the direct applicability of GDPR, see here.
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