How Italian data protection law differs from the GDPR

The Italian legislators have made extensive use of the opening clauses of the GDPR. The Italian Data Protection Code specifies several data-protection topics that companies need to know, such as unsolicited job applications; genetic, biometric and health data; and it thoroughly regulates data-protection sanctions and penalties.

In the following, you will find the additions and derogations to the GDPR on the most important topics of personal data protection for companies. If topics are not linked, there are no derogating or specifying provisions in the national data-protection law.