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CNIL Report: Record-Breaking Year for Complaints

DATA PROTECTION—FRANCE

May 2, 2013

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has published its annual report, which indicates a “significant increase in complaints, audits and sanctions,” reports Hogan Lovells’ Chronicle of Data Protection. The CNIL processed a record-breaking number of complaints in 2012—more than 6,000—mostly from private individuals. It conducted 458 audits, up 20 percent from 2011. In the report, the authority notes “the challenges of regulating Big Data and cloud computing” and recommends “the right to be forgotten” within the proposed EU data protection regulation be enhanced.
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