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French GDPR Bill Has Been Adopted But Referred to the French Constitutional Council

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force on 25 May 2018. In light of the urgency to adapt Law no. 78-17 dated 6 January 1978 to the new European Union law, the French Government has initiated an accelerated procedure.

This procedure led to the adoption in final reading by the French National Assembly of the bill on personal data protection on 14 May 2018. However, some French Senators lodged a constitutional complaint against the said law on 16 May 2018.

Source: GDPR Is In Effect: The French Bill Has Been Adopted…But Referred to the French Constitutional Council