8. What do I do with the signatures after this?
You will be responsible for the proper handling of the signatories' personal data throughout the process, together with the competent authorities of the Member States. You will have to destroy all statements of support and their copies within one month of submitting the initiative to the Commission, or within 18 months of the date of registration, whichever is the earlier.
The Member States that verified the statements of support will also have to destroy them and any copies within one month of the date when they gave you a certificate.