Toward Reinforcement of the Applicable Legislation on Data Protection in France: The New Bill On Privacy



A bill "intended to better guarantee the right to privacy in the digital age"1 was adopted by a large majority of the French Senate March 23, ,2010, and immediately transmitted to the French National Assembly for review.

The first objective of the bill is aimed at educating students about the use and exposure of personal information on the Internet, notably through social media. The bill is principally aimed at significantly reinforcing the obligations of data processors, and with increasing the powers of the French data protection agency, the CNIL.

The projected changes are the following...

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