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Latest news

15th November 2018: New Personal Idnetifier Questions for 2019 are published

26th October 2018: ROI Newspapers, ROI Business and Consumer Magazines changes issued

18th September 2018: UK Consumer Magazine changes issued

5th September 2018: UK Business Magazine changes issued

22nd August 2018: National Newspaper rule clarification issued

13th August 2018: National Newspaper & web rule changes issued

23rd May 2018: UK Business Magazine changes issued

3rd April 2018: National Newspapers, UK Consumer Magazine and UK Business Magazine changes issued


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