Region: France

CNIL hits prominent newspaper with cookies fine

The French data watchdog has fined Le Figaro €50,000 for a breach of advertising cookies rules, rejecting the company’s defence that it was not responsible for ensuring that third party trackers on its site are compliant.

29 July 2021

CNIL imposes seven-figure data retention fine

France’s data watchdog has fined an insurer €1.75 million for retaining millions of data subjects' data – but refrained from ordering the company to overhaul its compliance programme.

27 July 2021

CNIL imposes GDPR and cookie fine

France’s data watchdog has ordered DIY chain Brico Privé to pay a €500,000 fine for multiple breaches of GDPR and ePrivacy rules.

17 June 2021

Clearview faces multiple GDPR complaints

A group of NGOs has filed coordinated complaints about Clearview AI’s data scraping to regulators in numerous European countries – but enforcement of any regulatory decisions could be tough.

27 May 2021

CNIL puts companies on notice over cookie failings

France’s data regulator CNIL has wasted no time in enforcing its strict new cookie rules, putting 20 companies on notice less than two months after its compliance deadline.

25 May 2021

CNIL ends Google injunction threat

France’s data watchdog has deemed Google to be compliant with a regulatory order to bring its cookie practices in line with French laws – but hinted that scrutiny of the company’s practices may not be over.

04 May 2021

Top European courts diverge on data retention

The top administrative courts in France and Belgium have both ruled on domestic data retention regimes in the space of two days, but have diverged on their interpretation of a key European Court of Justice judgment.

22 April 2021

CNIL cookie clampdown starts tomorrow

France’s data regulator will start enforcing its new cookies rules from tomorrow.

31 March 2021

French court refuses to block covid vaccine data processing

France’s highest administrative court has dismissed a challenge to vaccine data processing that had argued the use of Amazon Web Services could lead to information being accessed by US intelligence agencies.

17 March 2021

CNIL sued over refusal to block Uber transfers

An NGO has attacked the French data watchdog’s refusal to take urgent action against Uber’s international transfers to the US, and its decision to refer the case to the Dutch data protection authority.

02 March 2021

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