BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release

2016 Rank 8. Italy - Score: 79.32 | Change from 2013 Score: +3.81 - Rank: +2

Italy has strong cybercrime laws and strict privacy laws. Like many European Union countries, Italy’s privacy law includes onerous registration requirements that appear unnecessary.

Italy’s copyright law also provides adequate protection for cloud computing services. In 2014, new regulations established broader grounds for Internet service providers (ISPs) to be held liable for content on their sites, through the establishment of a notice and takedown regime, backed by large fines.

Italy has modern electronic signature laws and electronic commerce laws, and Italy is committed to international standards and interoperability.

The Italian government approved the Italian Strategy for Ultra-Broadband Networks in March 2015. This strategy aims to achieve the objects of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe by deploying services with speeds of 100 mbps to densely populated areas (approximately 50% of the population) and services with speeds of 30 mbps to other areas.

Italy’s overall rank rose to 8th in 2015 (from 10th in the 2013 report). This was the result of higher scores in information technology (IT) infrastructure and intellectual property.

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