Also known as “Stanca Act”, In Italy Law n.4 of January 9, 2004, states that the government must protect the right of every individual to access information sources and services regardless of disability, in line with the principles of equality established by the Italian Constitution. In general, the Stanca Act applies to public sector organizations and agencies, municipalities, the Government, regional and state administrations. It also applies to private business organizations in which public bodies are the majority shareholders, and the ones that provide services on behalf of any public body.
It actually became effective in late years through additional laws that introduced specific technical standards inspired by international guidelines, testing and evaluation rules, success criteria and official conformance assessment procedures.
In 2018, an update through Legislative Decree N. 106 incorporated Directive (EU) 2016/2102 into Italian legislation, de facto making public sector websites and mobile apps subject to compliance with WCAG 2.1, Level AA.