New functions assigned to the Ministry for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition
A Decree of the Prime Minister has been published in the Official Journal, providing the functions assigned to the Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition, Vittorio Colao.
Moreover, the Minister presented a plan defining six priorities for action.
Public Digital Identity System (the so called “SPID”)
SPID exceeds 19 million issued identities
Digital identity continues to spread.
In particular, according to the Digital Italy Agency (“AgID”), more than 19 million digital identities (so called “SPID”) have been released.
On this point, it is worth noting that in December 2020 there were just over 15 million.
IT Systems Interoperability Security Guidelines
The Digital Italy Agency (“AgID”) as published guidelines – now in public consultation – for secure interoperability.
The guidelines provide a framework for the interoperability model for the public administration required by the Digital Administration Code.
Remote civil judging started in the Italian Supreme Court
As of March 31, remote civil judging started in the Italian Supreme Court.
The Italian Supreme Court is the first Supreme Court in Europe providing a fully digital solution.
From 2014 to 2020, more than 50 million digital legal acts were filed by lawyers in the civil courts; more than 30 million where filed by judges.
Reuse and open source
Guide to Developing and Managing Free Software published
The Digital Transformation Department of the Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition has published the second part of the “Guide to Developing and Managing Free Software”.
This new chapter focuses on public administrators to support them in the management and maintenance of open-source solutions.
The Italian Administrative Supreme Court
Startups cannot be incorporated exclusively online
The Italian Administrative Supreme Court has clarified that the relevant documentation for the incorporation and further changes of innovative start-ups must be produced by public deed or signed documents pursuant to Article 24 of the Digital Administration Code.
In particular, the challenged rule provided that the documentation had to be submitted exclusively in digital form, thus unlawfully excluding the other means provided for by the legislation.