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  1. Legal news
    23 January 2019
    First French GDPR sanction: Google fined EUR 50 million by the CNIL

    On 21 January 2019, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has issued the first French sanction under the GDPR since the entry into force of the Regulation, namely a pecuniary sanction of EUR 50 million against ...

  2. Legal news
    18 October 2019
    CNIL's guidance on cookies sets stricter consent requirements

    Web publishers need to adapt their websites to France’s new rules. Ariane Mole and Juliette Terrioux of Bird & Bird explain.

  3. Legal news
    09 November 2018
    CNIL publishes list of data processing operations requiring a DPIA

    Ariane Mole and Merav Griguer summarise the CNIL's list of categories for data processing that require a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).

  4. Legal news
    27 March 2020
    COVID-19: Coronavirus pandemic and cybersecurity, when cyber criminals exploit the health crisis in France

    As our eyes are all riveted towards the global health crisis and our attention on reorganization of our daily lives accordingly, the risk of cyberattacks is on the rise.

  5. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    In the current context, what is the CNIL's control strategy for 2020?

    The publication of the CNIL’s annual control program is always an important element that the companies should take into consideration to be prepared for it. While the CNIL's on-site inspections will necessarily be ...

  6. Legal news
    29 November 2018
    France: Data breach - feedback and good practices

    Since the entry into force of the GDPR, the CNIL has received nearly 800 data breach notifications concerning nearly 34 million natural persons in France and abroad.

  7. Legal news
    26 August 2020
    France - French Ministry of Economy launches digital transformation working group

    On 5 August 2020, the French Ministry of Economy announced the launch of a mission on the digital transformation of the French Economy (in French “La mission numérique des grands groupes”). France aims to be one of the ...

  8. Legal news
    18 March 2019
    French Legal Framework for the exchange of health data by secured health messaging systems

    Before the entry into force of the GDPR on May 25th 2018, healthcare professionals and facilities and professionals in medico-social sectors empowered by law in France had to comply with the provisions stated in the ...

  9. Legal news
    06 December 2018
    Setting up a business in France

    Bird & Bird guide you on what's feasible in France, what business model will be most effective and where your brand, services and products will thrive.