In November 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) issued a new “compliance pack” for the insurance sector, following consultations with trade associations. Written by Carol Umhoefer and Mathilde Hallé...more
Since 2001, the French Court of Cassation has made a continuous effort to refine and, in some circumstances, narrow the scope of the right to privacy in the workplace with a view to reaching a fair and balanced approach. The...more
Open access internet and free WiFi are ubiquitous. For many denizens of the mobilesphere, especially in urban environments, telephone networks are relics.
It’s therefore not surprising that the French Data Protection...more
Earlier this year we reported on the new online investigative powers of the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”). Whereas before CNIL agents could only conduct on-site inspections, since March 2014 they are...more
French employers must declare monitoring to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) in advance if they want to use evidence obtained from that monitoring in court. The use of the employee’s company mailbox for personal...more
The CNIL announced last week that it was conducting its Cookies Sweep on September 18-19. The CNIL reviewed 100 French websites and checked the following...more
Impending sweep day to verify compliance with guidelines on cookies -
During the week of September 15–19, 2014, France’s privacy regulator, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), is...more
The CNIL’s decision provides useful guidance on security measures that the CNIL considers must be taken by data controllers.
Earlier this year, Orange discovered that the database of one of its sub-subcontractors had...more
According to the French Data Protection Authority’s (“CNIL”) recently issued activity report for 2013, the CNIL was especially busy in 2013. The main topics addressed by the CNIL in 2013 were the creation of a national...more
Earlier this year, the French data protection regulatory authority (“Commission Nationale de L'informatique” or “CNIL”) significantly broadened the scope of the matters it allows whistleblowers to report through a hotline...more
In France, before implementing a whistleblowing process, a company must inform and consult with its employees’ representatives, inform its employees and notify the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL).
There are two...more
In This Issue:
Regulatory Authorities -
..Securities and Market Authority
..Authority for the Regulation of Electronic Communications
..Data Protection Authority
..Commission Nationale Informatique et...more
The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) has announced its 2014 inspection targets, with the goal of reaching 550 inspections for the year. Last year, the CNIL carried out 414 inspections.
Capitalizing on a...more
The new French Act on consumer protection enacted on March 18, 2014 broadens the investigative powers of the CNIL (the French Data Protection Authority) by enabling its members and empowered agents to carry out online...more
United States employers operating in France often face a dilemma. While they may be bound by the whistleblowing requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") and its Dodd-Frank amendments,1 they also are bound by the data...more
On February 11, 2014, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published Deliberation #2014-042 and expanded the list of issues that a whistleblowing program may permissibly receive and process under French privacy laws. ...more
In a decision published on February 11, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has for the first time adopted truly sweeping changes to its Single Authorization No. 004 on Whistleblowing....more
On June 25, 2013, the French Supreme Court rendered a corner-stone decision for all agreements dealing with personal data.
In 2008, a company sold its electronic customer file to its successor in business. It quickly...more
In a recent decision (deliberation CNIL May 30, 2013 n°2013-139), the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) sanctioned a company for implementing a CCTV system without informing employees and because the CCTV enabled the...more
In this report:
- I. Sustainable Innovations for a Changing Global Workforce
- II. Forging a Global HR Team to Align with a Global Business: Transparency and Integration
- III. Developing an Effective Global...more
The French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) has recently issued its activity report for 2011. It provides us with some interesting data and allows us to reflect on the ever-growing importance of privacy and data protection...more
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