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This section suggests and provides reasoning for a phased implementation, where the release of optional extra attributes is deferred to a later phase. See Introduction to Data protection directive for background information.


4.3 Specific Phase 1 Steps

The Code of Conduct for Service Providers lists the criteria that Service Providers must meet in order to state that they are committed to this Code of Conduct. For Home Organisations aiming at making use of this Code of Conduct, Data protection good practice for Home Organisations provides good practices which would help the Home Organisations to meet the requirements set by the Data protection directive. A Home Organisation can decide to ignore these good practices. However, doing so creates risk for the Home Organisation, not the Service Provider.