On April 15 2019, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) released its 2018 Annual Report.
In 2018 the CNIL:
- received more than 11,000 data subjects’ complaints, which represents an increase of 32% as compared to 2017.
- sought to provide professionals with guidelines and documentation and took into account the need for legal certainty in a context of increased sanctions and the demand for greater simplification for smaller businesses.
- conducted 204 on-site inspections (including 20 on-site inspections of CCTV devices); 51 online inspections; 51 controls on a document production basis, and 4 hearings.
- of the 310 controls carried out, only 11 sanctions were adopted by the Restricted Committee.