Region: France

ECJ urged to limit right to be forgotten to the EU

European Court of Justice Advocate General Maciej Szpunar has warned that creating a right to be forgotten with extraterritorial effect could lead to an international “race to the bottom” – but said search engine operators should, by default, agree to delist sensitive personal data when asked.

10 January 2019

French and Italian watchdogs sanction Uber over 2016 hack

The CNIL has fined Uber for its failure to prevent a hack which affected 57 million users worldwide, while Italy’s regulator has stated its intention to follow suit.

04 January 2019

CNIL fines telecoms company

Bouygues Telecom has been ordered to pay €250,000 for failing to keep customer data safe over a two-year period.

03 January 2019

Eversheds Sutherland hires from Hogan Lovells

Eversheds Sutherland has strengthened its IT practice with a hire from Hogan Lovells in Paris.

18 December 2018

Advertising trade body disputes CNIL consent framework criticism

The International Advertising Bureau has disputed a suggestion by France’s privacy watchdog CNIL that its consent framework violates data protection rules.

27 November 2018

NGO targets Facebook for French class action

Internet Society France has threatened to take Facebook to court in Paris if it fails to alter its data practices and compensate affected individuals within the next four months.

12 November 2018

White & Case hires from Orrick in Paris

White & Case has boosted its Paris tech transactions practice with the hire of two partners and an of counsel from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

12 November 2018

NGO calls for international data broker, credit scoring and ad tech investigations

Privacy International has complained to three European data watchdogs that several data brokers, credit referencing agencies and ad tech companies are in breach of the GDPR.

08 November 2018

CNIL adopts two standards for DPO certification

France’s CNIL has become the first data protection watchdog in Europe to adopt “absolutely necessary” standards for Data Protection Officer certification.

15 October 2018

French data protection watchdog weighs into blockchain debate

The CNIL has become the first data protection authority worldwide to issue advice on how to apply the GDPR to blockchain, suggesting personal data be encrypted to ensure the technology complies with the right to be forgotten.

25 September 2018

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