The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applied since May 2018, was a policy response to widely felt skepticism and fears in the European population around privacy protection in technology. Policy-makers in EU member states and institutions intended to strike a better balance between promoting innovation and protecting the European citizens’ individual autonomy.
Yet it is not enough: the Italian ecosystem still ranks 11th in Europe, right behind the Netherlands, Finland and Denmark. Among the Southern European Countries, Italy ranks 2nd behind the sole top-player of the region, Spain. Spanish scaleup were able to raised more than $3.2B, which is almost 2.5 times the capital secured by Italian companies.
San Francisco, September 10th, [...]