Region: France

French cookie campaign targets TikTok

The French data regulator has fined TikTok €5 million for failing to put in place proper processes for cookies on its website.

13 January 2023

Apple fined €8 million in France

France’s privacy watchdog has fined Apple €8 million for its targeted advertising practices – but the company plans to appeal.

05 January 2023

Microsoft fined €60 million in France

Microsoft has been fined €60 million by the French data protection regulator after the tech giant’s arguments that the prevention of advertising fraud constituted a strictly necessary use fell flat.

22 December 2022

CNIL issues €300,000 penalty

The French data regulator has ordered a large wireless network provider to pay €300,000 for GDPR breaches – but the company highlighted that they took place in the months shortly after the regulation came into force.

08 December 2022

Competition and data privacy converge in France

The French data regulator is pushing for closer ties with the competition authority, and has tasked Bruno Lasserre, its renowned former head, to suggest concrete proposals for bringing the two areas of enforcement into greater alignment.

05 December 2022

CNIL fines Discord over inadequate data retention and security policies

The French regulator has fined instant messaging social platform Discord €800,000 for multiple GDPR breaches.

18 November 2022

French data controllers: time to get auditing

A September decision by France’s data regulator has proved a warning to French data controllers of the need to robustly audit data processors for GDPR compliance.

28 October 2022

ECJ advocate-general validates IP address retention to fight piracy

An advisor to the European Court of Justice has argued that member states should be allowed to access and retain IP addresses in order to identify individuals responsible for intellectual property breaches.

27 October 2022

Collective complaint over surveillance takes aim at French government

A digital rights group has lodged a collective complaint with the French data protection authority petitioning the watchdog to ban certain uses of video cameras, facial recognition and databases by the police.

26 September 2022

CNIL hits Infogreffe with €250,000 GDPR fine

The CNIL has fined a business registry with millions of account holders for password security failings, as well as for holding the personal data of inactive users beyond legal limits.

13 September 2022

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