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CNIL Issues Data Security Guidance

DATA PROTECTION—FRANCE

October 14, 2010

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has released a comprehensive handbook on securing personal data, reports the Hunton Williams Privacy Information Security Law Blog. The guidance follows the CNIL's "10 tips for the security of your information system," the report states. It reminds data controllers of their legal obligation to secure data and the penalties for failing to do so. The 17-chapter document addresses such topics as authentication, education, privacy by design and anonymization.
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