On November 24, 2016, the Italian DPA issued a decision (source document in Italian) prohibiting a web platform and an IT archive from providing reputation ratings of individual businesspeople. The prohibited service aims to create ratings of suppliers, distributors, contractors, employees, and business partners by compiling and processing information uploaded by users and collected over the web. According to the decision, such massive collection and dissemination is detrimental to the dignity of individuals and is unreliable given the algorithm for compiling such ratings.

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