On June 6th, 2012 and not without raising criticism in some quarters, the Italian Parliament elected the new Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali).
The Italian DPA is a collegiate body comprising four members elected by the Parliament for a seven-year term.
The Collegiate Panel of the Italian DPA is currently composed of:
Ms. Licia Califano (University professor), Ms. Giovanna Bianchi Clerici (journalist and former MP), Ms. Augusta Iannini (judge), Mr. Antonello Soro (MP and doctor).
On June 19th, 2012 the members of the DPA unanimously elected Mr. Antonello Soro as President and Ms. Augusta Iannini as Vice President.