Approximately 350 inspections are expected to be on-site, a
quarter of which will focus on CCTV/video surveillance, and 200
will be carried out using the CNIL's new powers of online
investigation. These powers, introduced in April 2014, enable
agents to carry out "remote investigations" into
compliance with the French Data Protection Act.
The Schedule sets out six priority areas for inspections in the
Processing personal data by the National Database on
Household Credit Repayments
Handling data security breaches by electronic
Collecting and using personal data, including sensitive data,
by social networks, online dating providers and
third-party applications linked to social networks
Processing personal data by the government's system for the
payment and collection of income tax
Processing personal data by online payment
Processing personal data by the National Sex Offenders
The CNIL will also continue to participate in the Article 29
Working Party's effort to harmonise the approach of EU data
protection authorities regarding Internet cookie
The CNIL further renewed its commitment to support
international cooperation between data protection
authorities, and is set to take part in the 2nd Global
Privacy Enforcement Network's Internet Sweep
(Internet audits evaluating how well websites protect the data
privacy of their users).
International cooperation is a hot topic for EU data protection
authorities. In anticipation of the General Data Protection
Regulation and its proposed introduction of a "one-stop
shop" mechanism, regulators across Europe will be looking to
plan ahead for the changes to come. The CNIL has also, on behalf of
the Article 29 Working Party, been leading the EU data protection
enforcement against Google after the implementation of its new
platform (also covered by this blog
here [dated Jan. 21, 2014]).
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