Among the measures: a tax of 10% for incomes up to 10,000 Euro and rules in the field of privacy and competition. The online public consultation is now accessible.

On January 27, 2016, it has been filed at the Camera dei Deputati the bill concerning the “Discipline of digital platforms for the sharing of goods and services and provisions for promoting the sharing economy”. The text is the result of the work of the parliamentary intergroup for the technological innovation and it is aimed at ensuring transparency, fiscal equity, fair competition and consumer protection in the sharing economy.

One of the most relevant measures concerns the tax system: it is provided a 10% tax up to 10,000.00 Euro of revenue. Moreover, the service providers established abroad will have to provide a permanent business establishment in Italy. It is expected that the measures provided for by the bill will ensure a revenue for Italy of 150 million Euro in 2016, which may go up to 3 billion by 2025.

Furthermore, novelties are also provided with respect to the protection of personal data and, in particular, to the issue of the transfer to third parties, automatic processing of the content uploaded by users, and the right to erase said data.

Finally, according to the proposed bill, the service providers must set up a corporate policy, subject to prior approval by the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) which shall also ensure transparency with respect to transaction of money and contractual conditions between users and service providers.