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The EU Article 29 Working Party's Draft Contractual Clauses for Processor to Sub-Processor Data Transfers

On March 21, 2014, the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (‘‘WP 29’’) issued a working document (‘‘WP 214’’) proposing new contractual clauses for cross-border data transfers between an EU-based processor and a…more
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The European Parliament's LIBE Committee Adopts Revised Data Protection Regulation: Changes May Significantly Impact Businesses

On October 21, 2013, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (‘‘LIBE’’) of the European Parliament (the ‘‘Parliament’’) voted in favor of several compromise amendments brought to the European Commission’s (the…more
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La notification des violations de données à caractère personnel: décryptage et analyse.

A l'heure où l'Europe se dote d'une législation renforcée en matière de sécurité des réseaux et des systèmes d'information , la notification des violations de données personnelles occupe une place de plus en plus importante dans…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Technology and Privacy in the Workplace under French Law

Computers, smartphones, CCTV cameras, GPS systems, and biometric devices: Technology is omnipresent in the workplace. As technology continues to develop, employees’ personal data is more regularly collected and potential threats…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Complying with Data Breach Requirements in France

Data breach notification requirements are receiving more and more attention in the European Union. Recently, an obligation to notify data breaches was introduced by the revised EU e-Privacy Directive (2002/58/EC), although this…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

French Appeals Court's Suspension of US Company's Whistleblowing Scheme Despite CNIL Approval: Reasons and Implications

On September 23, 2011, the Labor Chamber of the Caen Court of Appeals upheld a decision suspending a whistleblowing scheme implemented by Benoist Girard, a subsidiary of the U.S. group Stryker, even though the French data…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Binding Corporate Rules: a global solution for international data transfers

Transfers of personal data outside the European Union are strictly regulated by the European Data Protection Directive. In today's globalized world, it has become increasingly challenging for companies to comply with the…more
| Business Organizations, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

France's New Data Security Breach Notification Requirement for Electronic Communication Service Providers

On August 24, 2011, France’s new law concerning electronic communications (Ordonnance n° 2011-1012 du 24 aout 2011 relative aux communications electroniques, or the ‘‘Ordinance’’) came into…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy

Les "Binding Corporate Rules": une solution globale pour les transferts internationaux

Technological developments and the globalization of the economy intensify the collection and flows of personal data. In Europe, the transfers of personal data outside the European Union are strictly regulated by Directive…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

French revised framework for whistleblowing: analysis

On October 14, 2010, the CNIL adopted a series of amendments modifying and broadening the scope of its single authorization AU-004 on the use of whistleblowing hotlines…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy

CNIL revises authorization on whislteblowing hotline

On October 14, 2010, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) adopted a series of amendments modifying and broadening the scope of its single authorization AU-004 on whistleblowing hotlines. The purpose of this revision was…more
| Science, Computers, & Technology, Privacy

French Court of Appeals Ruling Upholding Competition Authority's Search and Seizure of Company Employee Emails

On February 19, 2010, the French Court of Appeals of Versailles upheld the unlimited search and seizure of a company’s emails by several agents of the French Competition Authority. These agents had been authorized by a…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

French Senate's Proposed Bill to Amend Data Protection Act

The French Senate drafted a proposed Bill in November 2009 that would amend the Data Protection Act, introducing a requirement for data controllers to obtain the prior consent of data subjects before installing cookies on their…more
| Privacy

French Senate Proposes Amendments to the Data Protection Act

A draft ‘‘Law to Better Guarantee the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age,’’ which has been submitted to the French Senate (8 PVLR 1685, 11/23/09), is scheduled to be reviewed in the coming months by an internal committee…more
| Privacy

French Senate Proposes Amendments to the Data Protection Act

A draft ‘‘Law to Better Guarantee the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age,’’ which has been submitted to the French Senate, is scheduled to be reviewed in the coming months by an internal committee before…more
| Privacy
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