Region: France

Data community news roundup: promotions, hires and more

January is traditionally the month in which law firms announce partner promotion rounds. All job markets – including the legal industry – look different this year, but there have still been plenty of moves and promotions.

15 January 2021

CNIL ups the ante with heavy Google and Amazon fines

France’s data protection authority has hit Google and Amazon with the EU’s largest ever ePrivacy fines, in a move that escalates enforcement of the tricky but ubiquitous use of cookies.

10 December 2020

Google and Amazon receive huge fines in France

Google and Amazon have been hit with big fines in France over cookies issues.

10 December 2020

CNIL imposes seven-figure fine despite Carrefour’s full remediation

Companies in the Carrefour retail conglomerate must pay a total of €3.05 million for a raft of data protection failures uncovered by an audit, despite their full remediation of all issues identified by France’s data watchdog.

26 November 2020

Riding the tidal wave

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst explores the rise in class actions, the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums, key cases that have already been filed across Europe, and how organisations can stay as dry as possible when the data protection class action tidal wave hits.

02 November 2020

Ad bodies attempt to block Apple store privacy pop-up

A group of online advertising trade bodies has asked France’s Competition Authority to find that Apple’s new app store consent pop-up is anticompetitive.

29 October 2020

Denis survives CNIL leadership challenge

A French court has refused to strike down the appointment of Marie-Laure Denis as the head of France’s data regulator.

22 October 2020

Riding the tidal wave: claimants choose their swimming lanes

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the second article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst picks out the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums.

22 October 2020

Microsoft to continue hosting French health data – for now

A French administrative judge has refused to order France’s health database to stop processing personal information on Microsoft’s cloud, despite Schrems II-driven fears that US intelligence could access it – but France may nonetheless take the data away from Microsoft.

14 October 2020

ECJ blocks bulk data harvesting but allows targeted collection

The EU’s top court has confirmed that member states cannot order telecoms providers to indiscriminately harvest data for national security purposes, but ruled the practice can continue in exceptional circumstances.

06 October 2020

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