New Data Protection Law Enacted By France

New Data Protection Law Enacted By France

The enactment of Data Protection Law No. 2018-493 represents a significant milestone in France’s implementation of the new European corpus on data protection.

Key Points:

  • The new law increases fines and considerably reinforces the CNIL’s (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés ) powers, thereby enhancing the efficiency of the regulator’s actions
  • The new law implements derogations to the GDPR that apply to French residents, regardless of the data controller’s country of establishment
  • French law will further adapt to the new European corpus in the coming months.

Adopted under this new French Law:

  • Territorial Scope
  • The Age of Consent of Minors
  • The Possibility to Bring a Class Action
  • Data Processing Related to Criminal Convictions, Offenses, and Security Measures
  • The Suppression of Preliminary Formalities

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Source: Elise Auvray, Floriane Cruchet, Julie Ladousse, Myria Saarinen – Latham & Watkins LLP | JDSupra


New Data Protection Law Enacted By France

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