European Data Protection Digest

French Data Protection Authority Releases Annual Report

DATA PROTECTION—FRANCE

June 25, 2010

Last year, the French data protection authority received more than 4,265 complaints and nearly 70,000 data processing registrations. That's according to the CNIL's annual report 2010, published last week. The Annual Activity Report outlines some of the authority's priorities for the upcoming year and covers topics such as the effectiveness of Binding Corporate Rules, international and intercontinental data transfers and outsourcing data to the cloud. The CNIL plans to conduct hearings in 2010 to consider modifying its 2005 authorization process for whistleblowing procedures and plans to conduct at least 300 inspections over the course of 2010, reports the Hunton & William's Privacy and Information Security Law Blog.
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