Region: France

CNIL adopts biometric regulation

The French Data Protection Authority has adopted a regulation for biometrics in the workplace, requiring employers to justify their use of devices that use the technology.

29 March 2019

CNIL and Google – is the size of the fine the whole story?

While the French authority’s Google fine grabbed the headlines for its size, McDermott Will & Emery partner Romain Perray in Paris argues that the decision is notable for other reasons too.

22 February 2019

Guadeloupe university must disclose admissions algorithms, court orders

A Guadeloupe court has ordered the president of the University of the French West Indies to release details of the algorithmic processes used by the school to process applications from prospective students.

21 February 2019

Google+ condemned by French court

A French court has fined Google €30,000 for “abusive and unlawful” clauses contained within the terms and conditions of the company’s now-defunct social media platform, Google+.

14 February 2019

EU mulls AI regulation

The European Commission is to consider approaches to regulating artificial intelligence in a report due to be published in mid-2019.

30 January 2019

French government appoints new CNIL president

Marie-Laure Denis is to take over the presidency of France’s data protection watchdog from Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, after being nominated to the position by the country’s president.

22 January 2019

Google ordered to pay first multi-million GDPR fine

France’s data protection authority has fined Google €50 million, saying the company violated the GDPR’s transparency requirements and failed to obtain valid consent from millions of users.

21 January 2019

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

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