Poste Italiane announces the issue by the Ministry of Economic Development of a postage stamp celebrating the Garante per la protezione dei dati personali (Data Protection Authority) on the 25th anniversary of its establishment, with a tariff indication B of €1.20. Print run: 300,000 stamps. Sheet of forty-five stamps. The stamp is printed by the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A., using the rotogravure printing process, on white, neutral coated, self-adhesive, non-fluorescent paper.
The Vitruvian man
The sketch was provided by the Italian Data Protection Authority and optimised by the Philatelic Centre of the Operational Headquarters of the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A. The vignette, bordered at the top by the logo of the 25th anniversary of the Data Protection Authority, depicts the graphic stylisation of Leonardo’s Vitruvian man that ideally transforms into digital data. Completing the stamp is the word “Italia” and the category “B” fee.
The first-day cancellation will be available at Spazio Filatelia Roma. The postage stamp and related philatelic products, postcards, cards and pamphlets will be available at Post Offices featuring the the Philatelic Service, “Spazio Filatelia” in Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Rome, Rome 1, Turin, Trieste, Venice, Verona and on the poste.it website. A three-part A4 philatelic folder has also been produced for the occasion, containing a quartet of stamps, a single stamp, a cancelled and franked postcard and a first-day envelope, priced at €15.