Region: France

New rules from Beijing and Apple enters the chatbot race: AI newsletter 24 July 2023

Welcome to GDR’s first AI newsletter, highlighting the most important policy, legal and market developments in the artificial intelligence and machine learning space from the last week. In this edition the EU and US agree to team up on oversight of AI in financial services, China releases new regulations on generative AI, and Deloitte predicts that the market will stay cool.

24 July 2023

Legitimate interest lessons in the Meta GDPR/antitrust judgment

Practitioners say the European Court of Justice’s restriction of the availability of legitimate interest for personalised advertising may not affect certain types of advertising – although alternatives may prove more workable.

05 July 2023

Free fails to challenge French data retention decree

A French court has refused to annul a decree forcing telecommunications companies to implement year-long data retention requirements in light of ongoing national security threats.

04 July 2023

ECJ to resolve GDPR minimisation and accuracy issues

A French court has referred questions on the scope of the GDPR's data minimisation and accuracy principles following a dispute over the collection of gender data during train ticket purchases.

03 July 2023

CNIL slashes Criteo fine by a third

In a decision that may create new audit requirements for French adtech companies, the regulator today fined Criteo €40 million for carrying out targeted advertisement without users’ consent – significantly less than the €60 million fine it proposed imposing in August 2022.

22 June 2023

Fines on the cards in CNIL clairvoyance case

France’s privacy regulator has fined KG COM for failing to comply with the GDPR and French cookie law in its collection and processing of sensitive data.

16 June 2023

Catching up on cookies: regulatory guidance outside the EU

Morrison Foerster partner Alja Poler De Zwart and of counsel Marijn Storm compare key cookie regulation concepts in EU and non-EU countries.

05 June 2023

Personalised pricing needs consent, senior CNIL figure says

Personalised pricing could be the next target of civil society action, as a senior figure at the French data authority says that consent would be the only legal basis for such processing.

24 May 2023

Doctissimo faces €380,000 fine

The French regulator has fined health and wellbeing website Doctissimo €380,000 for having excessive data retention, failing to obtain individuals’ consent to the collection and use of their health data, and for unlawfully placing cookies on users’ devices.

17 May 2023

Full ECJ hears clashing views on IP data retention

In the first privacy case heard by the European Court of Justice’s full court, EU governments have asked judges to approve the collection of IP address data to protect intellectual property rights despite civil society claimants arguing the practice constitutes illegal mass surveillance.

16 May 2023

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