The Italian Data Protection Authority ("IDPA") recently issued a general authorisation allowing data transfer from Italy to Andorra. The authorisation is immediatly effective and does not entail any further requirements on the part of data controllers wishing to export data from Italy to Andorra.

The IDPA's authorisation will not come as a surprise to those who know that a few month ago the European Commission confirmed that the Principality of Andorra provides an adequate level of protection for personal data (cf. Commission Decision of 19 October 2010, 2010/625/EU). The Commission Decision follows an assessment of the standard of protection ensured by the data protection legislation of Andorra.

Similar Decisions had already been in place for a while in relation to the following third countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Israel, Faeroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and - within the limits of the so called Safe-Harbor - the United States of America.

If you want to know more about international data transfer from Italy feel free to contact me, Chiara Garofoli (









Posted by Chiara Garofoli on Wednesday 02 Mar 2011

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