On October 1, the Italian DPA's Code of Ethics and Conduct for Processing Personal Data for Business Information Purposes (source document in Italian) took effect. The adoption of the Code of Ethics, carried out in a joint effort with trade associations, is mandatory for all operators collecting data on companies' reliability and provides fixed principles for valid use of data banks and analysis instruments.

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