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French Data Protection Authority’s Latest Newsletter Includes Assessment of First Four Months of GDPR & Several Guidelines

The French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) published its assessment of the first four months of GDPR and several guidelines, including one on how to make a GDPR compliant blockchain.

Full article: French Data Protection Authority’s Latest Newsletter Includes Assessment of First Four Months of GDPR & Several Guidelines

CNIL releases ‘DPO logo’ for at-a-glance recognition

In order to acknowledge the quality of the DPO designated by a data controller, the CNIL has recently released a DPO logo available for internal and external communications of DPOs whose designation has been notified to the CNIL.

Source: CNIL releases ‘DPO logo’ for at-a-glance recognition

French police officer caught selling confidential police data on the dark web

A French police officer has been charged and arrested last week for selling confidential data on the dark web in exchange for Bitcoin. The officer worked for Direction Générale de la Sécurité Intérieure (DGSI, translated to General Directorate for Internal Security), a French intelligence agency charged with counter-espionage, counter-terrorism, countering cybercrime and surveillance of potentially threatening groups, organizations, and social phenomena.

Source: French police officer caught selling confidential police data on the dark web | ZDNet

CNIL Publishes Initial Assessment on Blockchain and GDPR

Recently, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) published its initial assessment of the compatibility of blockchain technology with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and proposed concrete solutions for organizations wishing to use blockchain technology when implementing data processing activities.

Full article: CNIL Publishes Initial Assessment on Blockchain and GDPR

Data privacy complaints skyrocket in France in GDPR era

France’s CNIL data protection agency has revealed a marked increase in the numbers of data privacy complaints being made on the other side of the channel since the EU’s new data laws kicked in at the start of the summer. Organisations have long been preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the arrival of which made headlines not least for the eye-boggling financial penalties with which the laws can hit businesses, should malpractice come to the attention of the regulator.

Source: Data privacy complaints skyrocket in France in GDPR era

French DPA Publishes Initial Assessment of GDPR Implementation

On September 25, 2018, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) published the first results of its factual assessment of the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in France and in Europe. When making this assessment, the CNIL first recalled the current status of the French legal framework, and provided key figures on the implementation of the GDPR from the perspective of privacy experts, private individuals and EU supervisory authorities.

Source: CNIL Publishes Initial Assessment of GDPR Implementation

French cyber-security agency open-sources CLIP OS, a security hardened OS

The National Cybersecurity Agency of France, also known as ANSSI (Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information), has open-sourced CLIP OS, an in-house operating system its engineers had developed to address the needs of the French government administration.

In a press release, ANSSI described CLIP OS as a “Linux-based operating system [that] incorporates a set of security mechanisms that give it a very high level of resistance to malicious code and allow it to protect sensitive information.”

Source: French cyber-security agency open-sources CLIP OS, a security hardened OS | ZDNet

‘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

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