Italy’s high per capita income and consumer spending makes it one of Western Europe’s most attractive markets for multi-national companies. Its credit bureaus boast nearly 100 percent coverage of the adult population, but the World Bank ranks it 97th out of 189 countries when it comes to credit infrastructure.
Italy is among the world’s most strict countries for data privacy. Its Data Protection Code places tight limits on who can use personal information and for what purposes, restricting permissible uses of credit information and therefore limiting its utility. Data collectors must provide clear disclosure on ways they will use personal data, receive consent from the subject and register all data sets with the Italian Data Protection Authority.
GDC covers 72 percent of Italy’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country Italian partners to provide access to credit-based data sets plus government, commercial and consumer sources. Each complies fully with Italian and EU law.
Data Elements Verified
Date of Birth
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Italy in compliance with the country’s Data Protection Code, its related Data Protection Directive, and the EU Data Protection Directive. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.
72% coverage of the addressable adult population.
Addressable Adult Population.
Ways to Access ID Verification
Manual Review Tool
Identity Verification Partners
The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise.
Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.