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All publications by Laure Marolleau

Laure Marolleau

Member of the Paris Bar

15 April 2021

French Administrative Supreme Court rejects the suspension of the platform established in partnership between the French State and Doctolib and hosted by Amazon

In an order dated March 12, 2021, the Conseil d’Etat (French Administrative Supreme Court) refused to suspend the partnership between the French State and Doctolib in the context of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

The plaintiffs had requested this suspension in summary proceedings, arguing that the safeguards provided by Amazon Web Services for data hosting were insufficient.

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11 March 2021

Cookies and trackers: Are your websites and mobile apps compliant?

When visiting a website or using mobile apps, users must be informed and give their consent before cookies or other trackers are deposited or read, unless these trackers benefit from one of the exemptions provided for by law.

Following the publication of its guidelines and recommendation on October 1, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority has given until March 31, 2021 to bring websites and mobile apps into compliance with the new rules.

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24 December 2020

Hazardous mixtures and health emergency, are you ready for the January 1, 2021 deadline?

Companies placing hazardous mixtures on the market have to submit information about these mixtures to specific bodies appointed by European Union Member States. Poison centers use this information to give medical advice in case of an emergency.

The notification requirement, based on Annex VIII to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, applies from 1 January 2021.

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27 November 2020

Personal Data: Carrefour fined in excess of 3 million euros

Having received several complaints against the Carrefour group, the French Data Protection Authority carried out inspections between May and July 2019 at Carrefour France (mass retail sector) and Carrefour Banque (banking sector).

During these inspections, it found a number of breaches in the processing of customer and potential user data, and consequently imposed a 2,250,000 euros fine on Carrefour France and a 800,000 euros fine on Carrefour Banque. The breaches mainly concerned the information provided to individuals and the respect for the rights of such individuals.

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13 August 2020

The French Data Protection Authority imposes a 250,000 euros fine on Spartoo

The Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (French Data Protection authority or “CNIL”) has just imposed a penalty of 250,000 euros on Spartoo, a company specializing in the online sale of shoes. The CNIL noted several breaches of the GDPR, the general regulation on data protection which came into force on May 25, 2018.

This is the first penalty imposed by the CNIL as “lead supervisory authority” in cooperation with other EU supervisory authorities as the consumers (and their personal data) of Spartoo which is based in Grenoble extend beyond French borders.

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1 June 2020

Covid-19 and the “StopCovid” app

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more specifically the so-called “lockdown-lifting” strategy, the French Government decided to implement an app called “StopCovid” available on smartphones, the aim of which is to alert its users that they have been in close proximity to people who have been tested positive for COVID-19 and who use the same app, as this proximity entails a risk of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

This is one of the digital devices implemented by the Government as part of this overall “lockdown-lifting” strategy.

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