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Avoiding conflicts between due diligence and privacy

May 2011 - Intellectual Property . Legal Developments by Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale.

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By Manuela Cavallo and Giuseppe Battaglia

The impact of data protection law on due diligence is an increasingly important aspect of M&A transactions. Italian law has no specific provisions on data protection in due diligence; nor has the Data Protection Authority issued administrative provisions on the subject. Nevertheless, parties to mergers and acquisitions must think carefully about the data protection aspects of their deal.


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