Region: France

NGOs: France “will make use of any loopholes” to save anti-piracy data retention system

France’s Council of State has been accused of refusing to apply EU case law, in the latest data retention dispute before the highest European court.

06 July 2022

Amazon loses €35 million CNIL appeal

France’s highest administrative court has rejected Amazon’s appeal against a €35 million ePrivacy fine imposed over its use of advertising cookies.

28 June 2022

French government faces surveillance collective complaint

A digital rights group plans to file a GDPR complaint against France’s interior ministry and the government over their allegedly unlawful use of video cameras and facial recognition.

25 May 2022

Data regulators seek greater role in digital rules - CNIL report

European data watchdogs are suggesting they should be designated as national supervisory authorities for both the DGA and the AI Act according to the French regulator’s 2021 annual report, which also covered the CNIL’s approach to cookies and penalties.

12 May 2022

CNIL to overhaul investigations

France’s data regulator is aiming to reduce the time it takes to handle simple GDPR cases – with the reform likely to lead to a significant increase in the number of penalties it issues.

12 April 2022

Linklaters promotes in Paris

Linklaters has promoted Sonia Cissé to partner in its Paris office.

08 April 2022

CNIL head: one-stop-shop speed should be prioritised over "culture of consensus"

Marie-Laure Denis has said European data protection authorities should move away from emphasising regulatory consensus in their decision-making, and decrease the time it takes to enforce against GDPR breaches.

17 March 2022

French authority falls in line with ECJ position on general retention of metadata

France’s constitutional authority has issued a ruling against the mass retention of data, although new legislation on the issue is already ahead of the judgment.

25 February 2022

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

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