Region: France

Competition and data privacy converge in France

The French data regulator is pushing for closer ties with the competition authority, and has tasked Bruno Lasserre, its renowned former head, to suggest concrete proposals for bringing the two areas of enforcement into greater alignment.

05 December 2022

CNIL fines Discord over inadequate data retention and security policies

The French regulator has fined instant messaging social platform Discord €800,000 for multiple GDPR breaches.

18 November 2022

French data controllers: time to get auditing

A September decision by France’s data regulator has proved a warning to French data controllers of the need to robustly audit data processors for GDPR compliance.

28 October 2022

ECJ advocate-general validates IP address retention to fight piracy

An advisor to the European Court of Justice has argued that member states should be allowed to access and retain IP addresses in order to identify individuals responsible for intellectual property breaches.

27 October 2022

Collective complaint over surveillance takes aim at French government

A digital rights group has lodged a collective complaint with the French data protection authority petitioning the watchdog to ban certain uses of video cameras, facial recognition and databases by the police.

26 September 2022

CNIL hits Infogreffe with €250,000 GDPR fine

The CNIL has fined a business registry with millions of account holders for password security failings, as well as for holding the personal data of inactive users beyond legal limits.

13 September 2022

Accor fine sextupled after EDPB intervention

France’s regulator has ordered hotel chain Accor to pay a €600,000 fine following the EDPB’s insistence that the initial penalty proposed by Paris was too low, marking the second time the EU body has substantially increased a fine in a cross-border case.

17 August 2022

Criteo faces €60 million fine

France’s data watchdog has proposed imposing a €60 million fine on adtech player Criteo.

08 August 2022

CNIL puts companies on notice over cybersecurity failings

France’s data regulator has put 15 companies on notice for website security issues as part of its strategic focus on cybersecurity audits.

08 July 2022

NGOs: France “will make use of any loopholes” to save anti-piracy data retention system

France’s Council of State has been accused of refusing to apply EU case law, in the latest data retention dispute before the highest European court.

06 July 2022

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