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‘Right to be forgotten’ could threaten global free speech

The “right to be forgotten” online is in danger of being transformed into a tool of global censorship through a test case at the European court of justice (CJEU) this week, free speech organisations are warning.

An application by the French data regulator for greater powers to remove out of date or embarrassing content from internet domains around the world will enable authoritarian regimes to exert control over publicly available information, according to a British-led alliance of NGOs.

Source: ‘Right to be forgotten’ could threaten global free speech, say NGOs | Technology | The Guardian

CNIL goes after smaller firms on GDPR compliance

Google and Facebook may have bullseyes on their backs in Europe, but it’s two mid-sized French startups that received the first warning shots from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – and that shouldn’t be surprising.

Source: Forget The Duopoly (For Now). It’s The Little Guys Taking Heat On GDPR | AdExchanger

CNIL Serves Formal Notice to Marketing Companies to Obtain User’s Consent for Ad Targeting

On July 19, 2018, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) announced that it served a formal notice to two advertising startups headquartered in France, FIDZUP and TEEMO. Both companies collect personal data from mobile phones via software development kit (“SDK”) tools integrated into the code of their partners’ mobile apps — even when the apps are not in use — and process the data to conduct marketing campaigns on mobile phones.

Source: CNIL Serves Formal Notice to Marketing Companies to Obtain User’s Consent for Processing Geolocation Data for Ad Targeting

Nice is building “safe city”, rising privacy concerns

After terrorist attack of July 14, 2016, French city of Nice has turned itself into a testing ground for surveillance technology. Growing opposition to cutting-edge security highlights how the use of systems like facial recognition and artificial intelligence to fight crime is on a collision course with advocates of data privacy.

Read full article: Two Years Ago Terror Struck. Now They’re Unsure of the Response – Bloomberg

French website publisher fined for violation of the cookie requirements

The French Council of State affirmed the EUR 25,000 fine imposed by the CNIL on Editions Croque Futur (challenges.fr) for non-compliance with French data protection law, and in particular cookie requirements.

This decision is particularly interesting in that it clarifies that browser settings are not always a valid means of consent to cookies, while many cookies policies out there still refer to such browser settings as the only way to control cookies.

Source: FRANCE: Website publisher fined for violation of the cookie requirements

New French data protection law declared constitutional and ready for promulgation

The French Constitutional Council has issued its ruling on June 12 regarding the new data protection law implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s a PASS! Almost a month after Senators referred the newly adopted data protection law to the Constitutional Council, thus blocking its promulgation on time for the GDPR’s entry into application last May 25, the suspense comes finally to an end.

Source: FRANCE: New data protection law declared constitutional and ready for promulgation

CNIL updates its PIA tool

French data protection authority CNIl has updated its PIA software to make the privacy impact assessment more practical and to foster collaboration between stakeholders.

The new features cover mainly the creation of the PIA report and on the tool’s workflow:

  • it is now possible to filter the information to be shown in the report;
  • the PIA’s visual elements (risk overview, risk mapping, action plan overview) are now visible on the report page and available for download;
  • the action plan can be downloaded in csv format in order to easily follow up on its implementation and/or to include it in existing internal project management processes;
  • several improvements were made to the workflow and contextual information was enhanced, in order to clarify the PIA steps.

Source: May 2018 updates for the PIA tool

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