European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Releases Warning Decision


July 5, 2012

Using its power of making its warning decisions public, the CNIL has issued a public "blame" against  the affiliate of a financial services group, operating as the group's IT service provider, for making available to all employees of the group documents about some of the bank's customers and their transactions. This exclusive for The Privacy Advisor examines the incident and the CNIL’s perspective that the IT provider's behavior in this case demonstrated "unforgivable lightness."
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