D&B announced today complete shutdown of its Roadway consumer direct marketing business.  On March 18, 2012, D&B announced it had temporarily suspended its Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co. Ltd. (“Roadway”) operations in China, pending an investigation into allegations that certain data collection practices may have violated local Chinese consumer data privacy laws.   D&B are cooperating with the local Chinese investigation and have voluntarily reported this matter to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the United States Department of Justice and is cooperating with both agencies in the investigation.  D&B will not comment until investigations have been completed.

D&B confirmed that its China commercial credit information business, Huaxia D&B and its B2B Micro Marketing businesses are fully operational and are not affected by the shutdown of Roadway.

Source: D&B Press Release