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TMT-related Measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy

Raffaele Giarda, Jacopo Liotta


Keywords: TMT, COVID-19, electronic communications, media, Italy

Italy has been the first Western country impacted by COVID-19 as it experienced a major spread of the disease starting from February 2020. Since the beginning, the Italian Government took immediate actions to fight the pandemic, including the imposition of social distancing and the lockdown of the vast majority of commercial and manufacturing activities. In addition to these generic measures, other Governmental agencies addressed specific actions towards players operating in the TMT sector (Technology, Media and Telecoms), aim at fostering electronic communications and ensuring certain essential services. This article provides an overview and some insights into these sector-specific measures.
Keywords: TMT; COVID-19; electronic communications; media; Italy

Raffaele Giarda is a Partner at Baker McKenzie and he leads the Global Technology Media & Telecoms Industry Group of Baker McKenzie; Jacopo Liotta is an Associate at Baker McKenzie and is a member of the said TMT Global Industry Group. For correspondence: <>; <>. All internet links were last accessed on 11 August 2020.


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