Olivier Proust – Field Fisher Waterhouse

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

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 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

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