Region: France

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

Clearview faces multiple GDPR complaints

A group of NGOs has filed coordinated complaints about Clearview AI’s data scraping to regulators in numerous European countries – but enforcement of any regulatory decisions could be tough.

27 May 2021

CNIL puts companies on notice over cookie failings

France’s data regulator CNIL has wasted no time in enforcing its strict new cookie rules, putting 20 companies on notice less than two months after its compliance deadline.

25 May 2021

CNIL ends Google injunction threat

France’s data watchdog has deemed Google to be compliant with a regulatory order to bring its cookie practices in line with French laws – but hinted that scrutiny of the company’s practices may not be over.

04 May 2021

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