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FRANCE: A new phase in European privacy law enforcement – CNIL fined Google LLC 50 million euros!

By Denise Lebeau-Marianna, Caroline Chancé and Alexandre Balducci   On 21 January 2019, the restricted committee of the French Data Protection Supervisory Authority (CNIL) fined Google LLC 50 million euros for breaching GDPR for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding personalized advertising.  This is the first decision rendered by the CNIL …

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EUROPE: The Applicability Of EU Data Protection Laws To Non-EU Businesses

By Carol Umhoefer (Carol.Umhoefer@dlapiper.com) and Caroline Chancé (Caroline.Chance@dlapiper.com). This article first appeared in E-Commerce Law and Policy – volume 18 issue 03 (March 2016). On 16 December 2015, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (“WP29”) updated their Opinion 8/2010[1] on applicable law in light of the landmark decision Costeja v. Google[2] rendered by the …

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FRANCE: The CNIL Fines Google €100,000 Over Right To Be Forgotten

The French data protection authority (the “CNIL”) will not settle for a compromise, or so says its recent decision to fine Google Inc. €100,000 for failing to properly implement the so-called “right to be forgotten”. By Carol Umhoefer (Carol.Umhoefer@dlapiper.com) and Caroline Chancé (Caroline.Chance@dlapiper.com). Earlier this month, Google announced it was adapting its approach to the …

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RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN: Google Adapts Its Approach To The EU Right To Be Forgotten

Will the arm wrestling between Google and the EU data protection authorities regarding the implementation of the so-called “right to be forgotten” come to an end?  Almost a year after the CNIL issued a cease and desist against Google, the search engine announced it will expand the right to be forgotten to all Google domains, …

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