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Italy to set up database of non-paying telecoms users

Wednesday 7 January 2015 | 14:45 CET | News
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, is preparing a database with the names of late-paying users of mobile and fixed telecoms bills, reports La Repubblica. Operators will be able to consult the database and deny contract applications from users with outstanding debts. The authority is looking to introduce the measure within the first six months of the year, but is currently consulting with consumer associations, which are strongly opposed to the database. According to the draft law introduced last April, operators can add users to the database only after giving them a final

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