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The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) is an independent authority set up to protect fundamental rights and freedoms in connection with the processing of personal data, and to ensure respect for individuals' dignity.

The DPA was set up in 1997, when the former Data Protection Act came into force.





The Italian DPA is based only in Rome.


Our Address:
Piazza di Monte Citorio, 121 – 00186 Roma
Phone: +39-06-6967 71
Fax: +39-06-6967 73785


Front Office
If you need information on processing and protecting personal data or wish to submit reports or claims to the DPA or ask questions, or if you need support regarding proceedings and relationships with the DPA or just would like to receive documents and information materials.
Open Mon-Fri  10 AM to 1 PM
Phone: +39-06-6967 71 / +39-06-6967 72917
Certified mail:



Media and Outreach Service
If you are a journalist or work in the  media and communications sector.
Phone: +39-06-6967 72752



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English section


This section contains all the main pieces of the Italian legislation on data protection and privacy plus a selection of the main decisions and guidelines - arranged by subject and by date, and expanded continuously - issued by the Italian DPA over the years, in English.