BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2018) - Galexia Analytics Release

2018 Rank 9. Italy - Score: 79.02 | Change from 2016 - Rank: -1

Italy’s data protection laws are comprehensive but include certain registration requirements that are onerous and appear unnecessary, as well as some limitations to data flows like other European Union countries.

Italy provides adequate intellectual property protection for cloud computing services, including appropriate “safe harbor” protection from liability for third-party infringement.

Italy has strong cybercrime laws and a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy in place, which works in conjunction with the Italian Digital Agenda — a government-led initiative to invest in digital development.

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

Italy’s overall ranking fell slightly — to ninth from eighth in the 2016 report. This was the result of better performance by other countries, particularly in IT readiness and broadband Deployment, as well as the rebalancing of the Scorecard methodology.

The rank for Italy in this year's Scorecard is:
- 9th overall,
- 3rd for legal and policy, and
- 12th for IT readiness and broadband deployment.

Within legal and policy themes for cloud readiness Italy has the following rankings:
- 5th for data privacy
- 7th for security
- 1st for cybercrime
- 3rd for intellectual property rights
- 8th for standards and international harmonization
- 6th for promoting free trade

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