Italian minister proposes gender-specific terms for children's national ID card applications

In November 2018, Italy's Data Protection Authority advised against a proposal from the country's Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, to replace "parent 1 and parent 2" on children's national ID cards with "mother and father". Salvini, who campaigned for election earlier in 2018 on a socially conservative platform, also called for gender-specific terms throughout the application and for applications submitted on behalf of under-14s to include permission from both parents. The DPA argued that the proposals will result in unnecessary collection of personal information.

https://www.thelocal.it/20181116/data-protection-matteo-salvini-mother-and-father-on-childrens-id-cards

Writer: Jessica Phelan

Publication: The Local Italy

Publication date: 2018-11-16