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French CNIL Releases GDPR Compliance Toolkit

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On March 15, 2017, the French data protection authority (CNIL) released its six step- GDPR compliance program together with GDPR-tailored templates for use by companies, the “GDPR Toolkit.” The GDPR Toolkit is helpful for...more

UK Launches Public Consultation on GDPR Consent Guidance

by Alston & Bird on

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018, replacing UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). It is yet unclear how Brexit will play out, yet in the meantime the United Kingdom is moving to...more

CNIL Launches Second Round of Public Consultation on GDPR

by Alston & Bird on

Last week, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) launched the second round of a public consultation on the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The first public consultation was launched in June 2016 and...more

Spanish Ministry of Justice Launches Public Consultation on GDPR

by Alston & Bird on

On February 7, 2017, the Spanish Ministry of Justice launched a public consultation as a preliminary step before the drafting of a new bill implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The press release...more

And suddenly, an ancillary law significantly changes the scope of sanctions in France well in advance of the General Data...

by Reed Smith on

French regulatory framework is undergoing an important shift in terms of sanctions imposed by the French Data Protection Authority (the ‘CNIL’) in case of non-compliance with French Data Protection Law as the administrative...more

Update from the French Data Protection Authority on the compliance package for connected vehicles

by Reed Smith on

The market of the so-called “connected vehicles” has been considerably growing since 2015. According to a recent study by AlixPartners, 78 million of connected vehicles will be commercialized in 2018, generating a EUR40...more

French Data Protection Authority Reveals the Scope of its Connected Car “Compliance Package”

by K&L Gates LLP on

On October 3, 2016, during a conference organized by the French Comity of Car Manufacturers (“CCFA”) during the Paris Motor Show, Mrs. Sophie Nerbonne, the Compliance Director of the French Data Protection Authority...more

French Data Protection Wants to Force Google to Extend the Right To Be Delisted to All the Search Engine’s Extensions

On March 10, 2016, the French data protection agency (« CNIL ») pronounced a €100.000 ($111,715) fine against Google Inc. for failure to comply with its formal injunction of May, 2015 ordering the company to extend delisting...more

By jointly tackling Facebook, French regulators set an example to large international digital media companies – First prominent...

by Reed Smith on

On February 8 and 9, 2016, the French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Prevention of Fraud (the ‘DGCCRF’) and the French Data Protection Authority (the ‘CNIL’), through an obviously concerted action,...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - September 2015

Adviser to European Court of Justice Says US-EU Safe Harbor Should Be Declared Invalid - An advisory opinion issued by the advocate general to the European Court of Justice states that the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor should be...more

Google and the Right to be Forgotten: The French Data Protection Authority Takes the Matter Further

On June 12, 2015 the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés – CNIL) issued a notice ordering Google to draw all the consequences of the CJEU May 13, 2014 ruling and to apply...more

CNIL Announces Inspection Program—Focus Will Be on BCR Compliance and Treatment of Psychosocial Data, Among Others

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The mission of the French data protection authority—the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (CNIL)—is “to protect personal data, support innovation, [and] preserve individual liberties.” In addition to its...more

The French Data Protection Authority Puts Google On Notice To Delist Domain Names Beyond Site’s EU Extensions

by McGuireWoods LLP on

One, of course, recalls the May 13, 2014 decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the “right to be forgotten”. As a result, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL – Commission Nationale de...more

French Data Protection Authority Unveils Its Inspection Program for 2015

On May 25, 2015, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published its annual inspection program for 2015, unveiling its objectives and priorities for the year. This alert highlights the main priorities of the CNIL for...more

FRANCE: CNIL Adopts New “Compliance Pack” for the Insurance Sector

by DLA Piper on

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

FRANCE: Cookies Sweep Day Is Here

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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

France: CNIL to begin cookies enforcement in October

by DLA Piper on

Starting in October, France’s Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) will verify compliance with its December 2013 Recommendation on the use of cookies and tracking technologies....more

One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL’s Activity Report 2013 Reveals and what to expect in 2014

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

What Do CNIL’s New Guidelines Mean for Hotline Reporting Programmes?

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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

CNIL Expanded Investigative Powers

by White & Case LLP on

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

CNIL Expands Scope of Whistleblowing Programs under French Privacy Law

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

FRANCE: The CNIL adopts new rules on whistleblowing, simplifying significantly hotline implementation in France

by DLA Piper on

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

You cannot trade a customer file which does not comply with the French Data Protection Act

by White & Case LLP on

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

The 2012 Global Employer: Highlights of Littler's Fifth Annual Global Employer Institute

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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

One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL's Activity Report Reveals

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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