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CNIL Launches Open Data Consultation

INFORMATION ACCESS—FRANCE

March 13, 2013

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has initiated a consultation of “relevant private and public actors” to determine whether it should pursue an “Open Data” initiative, Hunton & Williams’ Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. Open Data is seen at national and EU levels to allow access to and the re-use of public-sector data, the report states. The UK and the European Commission have both launched Open Data portals. The CNIL’s consultation “is intended to improve its understanding of this movement and the consequences for the protection of personal data.”
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