Cambiamento del nome della persona transessuale e diritto all’oblio

Di Salvatore Patti - Cristina Caricato -

The Italian Supreme Court addresses the problem of the choice of the new name of the transsexual person. In fact, the Law no. 164/82 (Art. 5) on one hand, establishes that the civil status certificates must be issued with the only indication of the new gender and the name, but on the other, it does not foresee the detailed rules for the choice of the name, nor the obligation to automatically transform the original name into the correspondent version for the new gender. The decision gives the interested person the right to choose the new name and states that it has the right to be forgotten, to be intended as the right to sever the bonds with the previous identity.