Region: France

France fines EDF for abusive use of data

France’s Competition Authority has fined EDF €300 million after accusing the largely state-owned energy company of unlawfully exploiting the use of its customers’ data to maintain its dominance in the electricity supply market.

23 February 2022

France fires latest salvo at Google Analytics

France has become the latest country to go public with its stance on Google Analytics, following in the steps of an Austrian decision that attacked its transfer of personal data to the US.

10 February 2022

French court upholds €100 million Google fine

France’s highest administrative court has rejected Google’s attempt to overturn a €100 million cookies-related fine by the country’s data regulator.

31 January 2022

CNIL continues cookies campaign with new fines

The French data protection authority has fined Google and Facebook a combined €210 million for failing to put in place proper processes for cookies on their websites.

06 January 2022

CNIL: Clearview in breach of GDPR

France’s data protection watchdog has ordered Clearview AI to stop collecting images of French data subjects scraped from the internet and to delete user data within two months.

05 January 2022

ECJ urged to restate data retention rules – again

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has reiterated that member states’ bulk data interception could breach EU law.

18 November 2021

French watchdog fines Paris transport operator

France’s data regulator has ordered RATP to pay €400,000 despite the company’s efforts to resolve GDPR issues during the course of the investigation.

04 November 2021

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

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