All publications by Laure Marolleau

Laure Marolleau

Member of the Paris Bar

30 January 2020

The French Data Protection Authority releases a recommendation on cookies

As part of its action plan on targeted advertisement, the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés or “CNIL”) is proposing a consultation on a draft recommendation on practical procedures for collecting Internet user consent for the use of online trackers.

Following the guidelines recalling the legal provisions that govern the use of cookies and other trackers adopted on July 4, 2019, the CNIL conducted a consultation during the fall of 2019, in order to prepare a draft recommendation proposing operational procedures for obtaining consent. This draft is now subject to public consultation until February 25, 2020. At the end of this period, a final version of the recommendation will be presented for final adoption.

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27 September 2019

The French Data Protection Authority releases new guidelines for cookies

The French Data Protection Authority (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés or “CNIL”) receives many individual and collective complaints (La Quadrature du Net, Privacy International, NOYB) relating to online marketing. In 2018, 21% of the complaints were related to marketing in the broad sense. Meanwhile, online marketing professionals and their representatives are seeking to better understand their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation. Pending the adoption of the forthcoming ePrivacy Regulation, the CNIL has released new guidelines.

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28 May 2019

Investigations and sanctions: What lessons can be drawn from the CNIL’s activities?

On April 15, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (French Data Protection authority, hereinafter the “CNIL”) presented its 2018 activity report, i.e. the assessment that it draws from its activities during the year 2018 which has been marked by the application of the General Data Protection Regulation and the new French Data Protection Act.
From the CNIL’s assessment and the decisions it took in 2018, we can learn lessons to prevent the risks incurred when processing personal data.

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27 February 2019

Personal Data: Google gets fined

On January 21, 2019, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (French Data Protection Authority) fined Google LLC 50 million euros under EU Regulation known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent as regards personalized advertisements. This is the largest fine imposed in […]

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30 November 2018

The blockchain facing GDPR

The blockchain is a technology a personal data processing can rely on. Its very specific characteristics raise difficulties for the implementation of the obligations imposed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On September 24, 2018, the CNIL (The French Data Protection Authority) issued its first analysis and recommendations for those who wish to use […]

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