During these days, the D’Alema Case exploded in the Italian Parliament, at the same time the reform about tapping strikes back. Tapping are vital yet delicate proofs because it restricts the right of secrecy of communications. It has been discussed for years but no decision was taken. The Commission discussed it and traced a possible draft. There is news about the crime of “complete release of tapping” and the prohibition of integral transcriptions – via phone, video or letter – unless it is relevant as proof”. Nicola Gratteri, president of the Commission, proposed it. It is part of a group of propositions aiming to ensure the solving of the problems that came up about rights of defense and of privacy.
The attorney of Reggio Calabria called it the ‘unusual prohibition’. He was not allowed to release the complete tapping. This decision aims to protect privacy eliminating divulgation. Gratteri wants to stop the possibility of damages due to what may be brought to surface by tapping.
In order to protect the defense, the PM granted lawyers to have a copy of tapping. The commission also grants the usage of tapping of videos and letters.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa