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Garante, DIS Enter Cooperative Protocol

PRIVACY LAW—ITALY

November 13, 2013

The Garante, Italy’s data protection authority, and DIS, the country’s intelligence department, have entered into a cooperation protocol. “This is an extraordinary agreement entered into by very key sensitive functions of the Italian State and a great signal of transparency for the world in reply to all worrying news on Datagate we daily read on newspapers or on the Internet,” writes Panetta & Associati Managing Partner Rocco Panetta in this Global Privacy Dispatch for The Privacy Advisor. “At the same time this is a proof of evidence that a different model of cooperation on the ground of the intelligence services is possible. Citizens have to believe that another world is possible and their rights might be protected together with their security and safety.”
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