Privacy Advisor

FRANCE—A new decree adds to ISPs’ data retention obligations

The law of June 21, 2004, on trust in the digital economy (the so-called LCEN) imposes on ISPs (Internet access providers and hosting services providers) an obligation to keep data that could identify online users. Its implementation decree came as a surprise on February 25, 2011, almost seven years after the enactment of the law.

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