Significant progress has been achieved with the EFAMRO/ESOMAR GDPR Research Code of Conduct in the last few months. We are happy to see a wide range of different association stakeholders involved in this important project. Sector Codes of Conduct can bring significant advantages to organisations and to the market. They provide the opportunity to address specific features of our sector, provide legal certainty for data subjects and appropriate safeguards for data transfers to third countries. Drawing up a code of conduct is, however, a lengthy process. It requires significant effort, resources and – above all – close cooperation with sector organisations and national associations across Europe.