On 4 July 2019, the CNIL published new guidelines on cookies and other similar technologies, repealing its 2013 cookie guidance in order to align its position with the GDPR’s new requirements on consent. These guidelines will be supplemented during the first quarter of 2020 by sectoral recommendations aimed at providing practical guidance to stakeholders on how to collect consent.… Continue Reading
On January 26, 2016, the French National Assembly adopted the “Digital Republic” bill — a comprehensive bill introducing various provisions to regulate the digital sphere within the French society. Access to public data, neutrality of the Internet, access to the digital sphere and communication networks are some of the main subjects covered by this bill. The bill also addresses the protection of individual rights within the digital sphere. The bill is now under review by the French Senate.
In a recent blog post, reflecting on Google’s ongoing dispute with France’s CNIL about the scope of the “right to be forgotten,” Peter Fleisher, Google’s Global Privacy Counsel, announced that Google will maintain its position that that company would not comply with the CNIL’s formal notice dated May 21, 2015 to implement individuals’ requests to exercise their “right to be forgotten” on the company’s sites worldwide.… Continue Reading