Today a special guest in Phersei home. One year after the entry into force of the now known GDPR, we do some questions to the president Federpol , Luciano Ponzi Thomas, elected last October within all ‘ Association of Italian Investigators . 

  • It ‘s been almost a year since the entry into force of GDPR. Where are we in Italy? Companies like are responding? 

“In Italy we are late” – explains the president. 

“As often happens in our country – continues – despite having already an established Privacy legislation since 1996 and subsequently amended in 2003, a European Supervisor Italian, a European Regulation drafted taking into consideration the previous Italian regulations and integrating it currently with the one just passed, see DL 101/2018 and ethical codes published in the Official Gazette, we managed to arrive late. “

Companies are responding appropriately structured, however,

Those small and medium are still often poorly informed and little in accordance with the GDPR, this is also true in our industry where few know GDPR Compliance “. 

  • What are the requirements for private investigators then?

“Identical to those of other companies, but given that private investigators have an approved and published in the Official Gazette of ethics Flavors 15.01.2019, also the IP must conform to GDPR acquire all those instruments that allow for the protection of personal data processed which are for the time necessary to perform the tasks and that they should continue on electronic and / or paper-based systems, they themselves must be more so in line with GDPR.

The safety measures and information are similar to those of any company, taking into account the code of conduct and exempting launched over the years for our industry. “

  • And what are today the most popular tools for privacy?

“Privacy, can have infinite meanings, the services may include the protection of conversations, phone calls, the protection of corporate know-how, protection of trademarks and patents, an appropriate corporate policy, a work contract and not subject to GDPR, but that protect businesses from “spies” unauthorized, confidentiality and protection of company assets in any form is a privacy protection in turn. “

  • Federpol is doing a great job for vocational and academic sector activating various collaborations with the Italian University. What are the prospects for the future of the profession?

“Federpol, for through me, has signed a landmark agreement on 20 December at the House Aviator in Rome

Each training course, from November 23 last year for the next three years, will have a university certificate, thanks to the protocol signed with OSDIFE Observatory on Security and Defense that just will ensure FEDERPOL and to students enrolled on vocational training courses the university certificate as established by Ministerial Decree 269/2010, a certified so complies.

The future will certainly be positive

With the proper tools to finally give dignity to a profession largely limited and often forgotten, with new investigators, more and more professional and professional, trained theoretically, but above all practical, the private investigator must increasingly be the protagonist (positive ) resolutions and disputes, must be the door through which the necessary evidence for a response to the search for truth and the subsequent resolution out of court (if possible) and / or judicial “.