The French Data Protection Authority, La Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertéswill do more inspections of companies and organizations in order to ensure that the transfer of data internationally complies with French and European Union data privacy regulations-and specifically of U.S. companies enrolled in the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Program. “CNIL wants to ensure that U.S. companies that have joined Safe Harbor respect the principles of data protection for data transfers from the European Union,” said the independent administrative authority in a statement (in French) from April 26. CNIL hopes to complete at least 400 inspections this year, a third more than it attempted in 2010, according to the document.

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