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CNIL Issues Annual Report

DATA PROTECTION—FRANCE

November 23, 2011

In its Annual Activity Report for 2010, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) outlines its recommendations on key topics including the revised EU Data Protection Directive, the right to be forgotten and the creation of binding international data protection regulations, reports Hunton & Williams' Privacy and Information Security Law Blog. The report also notes that the CNIL's powers were strengthened in the last year--it "issued its first injunctions to stop data processing activities" and "levied a record fine against Google," the report states. The authority also reviewed the implementation of 55 surveillance cameras and conducted 308 onsite inspections--up 14 percent from last year.  
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