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CIPL Publishes White Paper on How the Legitimate Interest Ground for Processing Enables Responsible Data Use and Innovation

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth has published a white paper, titled How the Legitimate Interest Ground for Processing Enables Responsible Data Use and Innovation. The paper explains the growing importance of the legitimate interests and legal basis for organizations, whether for routine or more complex and innovative data processing activities. […]


GDPR: WHEN IT COMES TO DATA SECURITY, PROCESSORS ARE NO LONGER SAFE

For the first time since its creation in 1978, the French Data Protection Authority fined not only a data controller, but also its data processor. The CNIL imposed a 75,000 euros penalty on a processor due to insufficient security measures. This new approach completely shifts the contractual balance between processors and controllers. Whether it be […]


GDPR: WHEN IT COMES TO DATA SECURITY, PROCESSORS ARE NO LONGER SAFE

For the first time since its creation in 1978, the French Data Protection Authority fined not only a data controller but also its data processor. The CNIL imposed a 75,000 euros penalty on a processor due to insufficient security measures. This new approach completely shifts the contractual balance between processors and controllers. Whether it be […]


NEW INVESTIGATION PROGRAM OF THE FRENCH CNIL FOR 2018

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has published its annual investigation program for 2018, and the report indicates that the CNIL intends to conduct more than 300 investigations and will focus on verifying GDPR compliance. It will investigate whether organizations are in compliance with the new obligations of the GDPR, including the right to portability […]


DRAFT DATA PROTECTION LAW ONE STEP CLOSER TO A FINAL VERSION

The French National Assembly has adopted a draft law to ensure compliance with the GDPR. The draft law includes amendments such as the consent age of 15 years for the processing of personal data of children; a new right to information in criminal matters; and the new right to claim damages in a data protection […]


CNIL NEW SECURITY GUIDELINES

The French data protection authority has published new guidelines on the security of personal data, with practical recommendations to help businesses implement appropriate measures to protect personal data in compliance with the GDPR. Although the GDPR provides some guidance, the CNIL acknowledges that determination may be difficult for businesses that are unfamiliar with risk management […]


ACCELERATED GDPR BILL LIMITED IN SCOPE

The Ministry of Justice has published a draft law to amend Act No. 78-17 on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as the Data Protection Directive with Respect to Law Enforcement (Directive (EU). Marc Lemprire, Partner at Almain Avocats, noted that the draft […]


France Adopts Class Action Regime for Data Protection Violations

In November, the French government enacted a bill that establishes a general class action regime and includes specific provisions regarding data protection violations that go beyond those already in place for consumers. The provisions add a right to class actions for data protection violations regardless of industry sector. The class actions now can be initiated […]


CLASS ACTION ALLOWED IN FRANCE FOR DATA BREACHES

Citizens in France can now take class action when their data protection has been violated. The new Act allows for class actions for discriminations, health, environment and data protection. The Act has a limited list of organizations that will be able to take actions on behalf of individuals, provided that individuals suffer damage as a […]




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