French data protection law

The CNIL’s key priorities for upcoming dawn-raids in 2021

Every year, the French supervisory authority (the “CNIL”) publishes its key priorities for upcoming dawn-raids. In 2021, more than 50% of the CNIL’s dawn-raids will focus on: (i) websites cybersecurity, (ii) health data protection and (ii) cookies. 1. Websites cybersecurity Website security incidents are among the most common non-compliances identified by the CNIL during its …

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France: the CNIL publishes its data privacy impact assessment (DPIA) guidelines and a list of processing operations subject to a DPIA

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is one of the key accountability tools introduced by Article 35 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides guidance to  data controllers on how to systematically analyze, identify and minimize the data protection risks of a data processing operation planned which is likely to raise a …

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FRANCE: New data protection law declared constitutional and ready for promulgation

The French Constitutional Council has issued its ruling on June 12 regarding the new data protection law implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s a PASS! Almost a month after Senators referred the newly adopted data protection law to the Constitutional Council, thus blocking its promulgation on time for the GDPR’s entry into …

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FRANCE: The new data protection law under Constitutional review

The newly adopted French data protection law is already challenged by Senators who requested a constitutional review the day after the new law’s adoption. This had been announced: at least 60 Senators have referred the new French data protection law to the French Constitutional Council. Despite the accelerated procedure initiated by the Government in December …

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