Region: France

Cisco facial recognition system struck down

A French court has blocked the use of a Cisco facial recognition system used to regulate access to schools.

28 February 2020

CNIL turns up the heat on smart meter data collection

At least one major energy company has altered its smart meter consent and data retention policies after the French data regulator threatened enforcement.

12 February 2020

CNIL releases practical cookie consent guidelines

The French data watchdog is seeking feedback on new recommendations for practical ways of obtaining consent for cookies and other tracers.

16 January 2020

ECJ advocate-general sides with activists on bulk data interception

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has urged the court to rule that indiscriminate mass retention of metadata for national security purposes violates EU law.

15 January 2020

CNIL comes down on schools’ CCTV

After receiving more than 25 complaints last year, the French data watchdog has ordered 25 schools and colleges to modify their use of CCTV.

18 December 2019

Schrems files coordinated cookie consent complaint

A privacy non-profit led by Max Schrems has filed coordinated GDPR complaints in France on behalf of a user who refused cookies on various sites, only to find the website operators told adtech partners they had received consent.

10 December 2019

Data lawyers among White & Case promotions

White & Case has promoted 52 lawyers to counsel or partner worldwide, including two privacy and security lawyers.

28 November 2019

ECJ ruling leaves door open on global right to be forgotten

The European Court of Justice has said that EU law does not explicitly ban member state authorities from ordering delisting requests outside the bloc, but stopped short of decreeing that the right to be forgotten applies worldwide.

24 September 2019

EU institutions back member states’ bulk interception

The European Data Protection Supervisor has joined the European Commission in largely backing national governments’ use of indiscriminate bulk interception, but said retention periods must be limited and some categories of data should be excluded from the regimes.

10 September 2019

NGOs and EU governments clash over bulk data interception

The Belgian, French and UK governments have rejected arguments by NGOs that intelligence agencies’ collection of bulk communications data should be subject to EU law, arguing that to do so would endanger national security and their ability to prevent crime.

09 September 2019

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