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New Chair and Vice-Chairs of the EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party elected this morning

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27/02/2014 by:

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, the President of France’s CNIL was this morning elected as Chair of the EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party, the group where the 28 national Data Protection Authorities in the European Union co-ordinate their...

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The CNIL, France’s DPA, gains new online inspection powers

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31/03/2014 by:

Law No. 2014-344 of 17 March 2014 amends France’s Data Protection Act giving the Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, the right to perform online checks. The new power allows the CNIL to remotely detect and react to data breaches on the Internet....

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CNIL to conduct 200 online inspections this year

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02/05/2014 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, says that it will use its new power to conduct online inspections this year, and generally increase the number of inspections (see the international e-news on 31st March 2014). Overall, the DPA aims to...

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Criminal sanctions and compensation for moral damages result from misuse of CCTV images contrary to registration with France’s CNIL

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08/04/2015 by:

By a judgment of February 24, 2015, the Paris Court of Appeal issued criminal sanctions both against a restaurant “La Closerie des Lilas” and its manager, for misuse of a CCTV system which had been put in place for security purposes and not to...

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France’s DPA says audits are a higher priority

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05/06/2015 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, said at the end of May that it intends to conduct 550 inspections in 2015. Of these, some 350 will be on-site or off-site inspections and the rest will be conducted online. The CNIL says that it will...

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France adopts controversial surveillance Act

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11/08/2015 by:

As a result of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, France has adopted a law that enables its intelligence agencies to monitor phone calls and emails of suspected terrorists without prior authorisation from a judge. The Bill, which was approved by France'...

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Facebook fined €150,000 by France’s DPA and WhatsApp €3 million by Italy’s antitrust body

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16/05/2017 by:

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has today issued a fine of 150,000 euros on Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland in an enforcement programme coordinated with four other Data Protection Authorities. The regulator says the company is in...

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