Region: France

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

Top European courts diverge on data retention

The top administrative courts in France and Belgium have both ruled on domestic data retention regimes in the space of two days, but have diverged on their interpretation of a key European Court of Justice judgment.

22 April 2021

CNIL cookie clampdown starts tomorrow

France’s data regulator will start enforcing its new cookies rules from tomorrow.

31 March 2021

French court refuses to block covid vaccine data processing

France’s highest administrative court has dismissed a challenge to vaccine data processing that had argued the use of Amazon Web Services could lead to information being accessed by US intelligence agencies.

17 March 2021

CNIL sued over refusal to block Uber transfers

An NGO has attacked the French data watchdog’s refusal to take urgent action against Uber’s international transfers to the US, and its decision to refer the case to the Dutch data protection authority.

02 March 2021

French court fines Google for Ads abuse

A French court has ordered Google to pay a telephone directory operator over €1.2 million in antitrust damages and reinstate the company to its Google Ads platform.

12 February 2021

CNIL keeps hacked companies' identity secret

UPDATED on 28 January with CNIL response: France’s data watchdog has revealed it has fined a popular website and its processor over a credential-stuffing attack that led to the loss of customer data – but has chosen not to name either party.

27 January 2021

Data community news roundup: promotions, hires and more

January is traditionally the month in which law firms announce partner promotion rounds. All job markets – including the legal industry – look different this year, but there have still been plenty of moves and promotions.

15 January 2021

CNIL ups the ante with heavy Google and Amazon fines

France’s data protection authority has hit Google and Amazon with the EU’s largest ever ePrivacy fines, in a move that escalates enforcement of the tricky but ubiquitous use of cookies.

10 December 2020

Google and Amazon receive huge fines in France

Google and Amazon have been hit with big fines in France over cookies issues.

10 December 2020

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