The Italian Data Protection Authority and Parkinson’s Law

Despite the ECJ ruling that bashed the Data Retention Directive (DRD), the Italian Data Protection Authority (IDPA) still continue to enforce the DRD local regulation as if nothing happened. And it does so without a prior “stress test” to see whether or not the Italian version of the DRD has the very same problems than the DRD itself.

The result is that these investigations might be proven useless, but only after having spent time and money in court, challenging the IDPA sanctions.

Such a waste of resources can only be justified by one word, bureaucracy and one goal, self-preservation.

It really seems that after so many decades, Parkinson’s Law still works…