Region: France

Austria follows suit with Clearview decision while French pressure builds

Austria’s privacy regulator is the latest European data watchdog to declare that Clearview’s data use is illegal.

10 May 2023

CNIL loses right to be forgotten appeal

France’s highest administrative court has overturned a decision by the country’s data regulator to reject an individual’s delisting request, and instructed it to force Google to de-list personal data.

25 April 2023

Data retention questions to be answered by ECJ’s full court

In the first privacy matter to reach the highest instance at the European Court of Justice, a controversial data retention case is scheduled to be heard by the Full Court.

24 April 2023

CNIL annuls penalty payments

A French company has been granted reprieve from penalty payments after it argued that it had already destroyed the files which it would have needed to comply with an injunction.

19 April 2023

CNIL fines scooter company over location data use

France’s data regulator has fined Cityscoot €125,000 for unlawfully collecting location data from its scooters, and held it responsible for its use of the Google reCAPTCHA tool.

28 March 2023

France plans new class action regime

New legislation could make France a more attractive jurisdiction for data protection class actions.

24 March 2023

CNIL fines mobile game publisher in latest tracking case

France’s privacy regulator has fined Voodoo €3 million for processing user browsing habits without collecting consent – the latest in an ongoing series of tracker-related actions by the regulator.

17 January 2023

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

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