Privacy Advisor

FRANCE—Changes to the French data protection act

More quickly than expected, and as announced in the March issue of the Privacy Advisor, the French Data Protection Act has been amended by not one but two laws of March 29, 2011. These laws change the functioning of the CNIL—especially its investigation and sanction procedures—in order to ensure due process. There will be a clear separation between decisions relating to investigation and decisions on sanctions.

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