On March 27, 2014, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante Privacy) issued the general rules regarding the Sistema Informatico Integrato ("SIT") applicable to the providers of electronic communications services. Once implemented, the Telco operators will be allowed to consult the SIT in order to assess the creditworthiness of prospective clients. The Italian Data Protection Authority started a consultation (source document in Italian) among the sector operators to gather additional comments or proposals.

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