Italian DPA’s guidance on how to record processing activities

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On October 8, 2018, the Italian Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali, the Italian data protection authority, DPA, released instructions on how to maintain a record of processing activities, as well as a sample document compliant with Regulation (EU) no. 679/2016, the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR.

The record – to be maintained by each controller and controller’s representative – is a document containing the main information relating to the processing activities carried out by a controller, or representative, according to article 30, GDPR.

The duty to maintain the record derives from the accountability principle. It provides an updated picture of the processing carried out by a controller for the purposes of assessing the possible risk. It must be shown to the DPA upon request.

 

The related press release may be found (in Italian) at https://www.garanteprivacy.it/…

A related list of question is available (in Italian) at https://www.garanteprivacy.it…

Doc. web n. 9084520, Parere su una istanza di accesso civico, dated January 10, 2019, Registro dei provvedimenti n. 2 del 10 gennaio 2019 is available (in Itlaian) at https://www.gpdp.it…

A sample form of the record is available (in Italian) at https://www.garanteprivacy.it…             Open PDF

 

For more information on how privacy to implement privacy policies in your business, contact Francesca Giannoni-Crystal. Thanks to Federica Romanelli.