Region: France

Data regulators seek greater role in digital rules - CNIL report

European data watchdogs are suggesting they should be designated as national supervisory authorities for both the DGA and the AI Act according to the French regulator’s 2021 annual report, which also covered the CNIL’s approach to cookies and penalties.

12 May 2022

CNIL to overhaul investigations

France’s data regulator is aiming to reduce the time it takes to handle simple GDPR cases – with the reform likely to lead to a significant increase in the number of penalties it issues.

12 April 2022

Linklaters promotes in Paris

Linklaters has promoted Sonia Cissé to partner in its Paris office.

08 April 2022

CNIL head: one-stop-shop speed should be prioritised over "culture of consensus"

Marie-Laure Denis has said European data protection authorities should move away from emphasising regulatory consensus in their decision-making, and decrease the time it takes to enforce against GDPR breaches.

17 March 2022

French authority falls in line with ECJ position on general retention of metadata

France’s constitutional authority has issued a ruling against the mass retention of data, although new legislation on the issue is already ahead of the judgment.

25 February 2022

France fines EDF for abusive use of data

France’s Competition Authority has fined EDF €300 million after accusing the largely state-owned energy company of unlawfully exploiting the use of its customers’ data to maintain its dominance in the electricity supply market.

23 February 2022

France fires latest salvo at Google Analytics

France has become the latest country to go public with its stance on Google Analytics, following in the steps of an Austrian decision that attacked its transfer of personal data to the US.

10 February 2022

French court upholds €100 million Google fine

France’s highest administrative court has rejected Google’s attempt to overturn a €100 million cookies-related fine by the country’s data regulator.

31 January 2022

CNIL continues cookies campaign with new fines

The French data protection authority has fined Google and Facebook a combined €210 million for failing to put in place proper processes for cookies on their websites.

06 January 2022

CNIL: Clearview in breach of GDPR

France’s data protection watchdog has ordered Clearview AI to stop collecting images of French data subjects scraped from the internet and to delete user data within two months.

05 January 2022

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