Mental health websites don't have to sell your data. Most still do.

Mental health websites don't have to sell your data. Most still do.

For example, the page dedicated to treatments for depression on French health website Eurekasante contacts an astounding 71 third parties (compared to 36 in our first research) as soon as you open the page.

CNIL bans high schools' facial-recognition programs

CNIL bans high schools' facial-recognition programs

The French data protection authority, the CNIL, announced it has ordered high schools in Nice and Marseille to end their facial-recognition programs.Prior to serving as attorney general, Carr spent six years working as ..

French plan to scan social media for tax fraud causes alarm

French plan to scan social media for tax fraud causes alarm

France’s data protection watchdog has urged caution over plans to allow authorities to monitor individuals’ social media posts and purchasing activity on websites such as eBay in order to identify those committing tax fraud.

Man finds own amputated leg on cigarette packets without consent

Man finds own amputated leg on cigarette packets without consent

Media captionFrance launches crackdown on smoking His son discovered the picture - which bore recognisable burns and scars - when he bought a packet of rolling tobacco last year in Luxembourg, French media report. The family's lawyer, Antoine Fittante, confirms it is the man's leg.

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

PARIS (Reuters) - In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday.

New Facebook Lawsuit Suggests 'Another Cambridge Analytica' Has Come To Light

New Facebook Lawsuit Suggests 'Another Cambridge Analytica' Has Come To Light

Just a few hours after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the ways in which the company can become more accountable for the content published on its platform, and just a few days after Facebook's co-founder Chris Hughes slammed the company and its CEO for what they have become, the company quietly announced on Friday that another Cambridge Analytica may have come to light.

French government releases in-house IM app to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use

French government releases in-house IM app to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use

Online security 101: How to protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram Microsoft loses control over Windows Tiles subdomain Failed student jailed for Silk Road, dark web drug profiteering The app, named Tchap, was launched yesterday, April 18, and is available on the official iOS and Android app stores.

Hacker Breaks Into French Government's New Secure Messaging App

Hacker Breaks Into French Government's New Secure Messaging App

Dubbed " Tchap ," the end-to-end encrypted, open source messaging app has been created by the French government with an aim to keep their officials, parliamentarians and ministers data on servers inside the country over concerns that foreign agencies could use other services to spy on their communications.

Publicis to buy Epsilon for $4.4 billion

Publicis to buy Epsilon for $4.4 billion

French ad holding company Publicis said Sunday it would pay about $4.4 billion for marketing services company Epsilon to give it a leg up in digital marketing and to help clients better personalize their advertising.

How Can Data Privacy Regulations Limit the Ability to Present Evidence in a Litigation?

How Can Data Privacy Regulations Limit the Ability to Present Evidence in a Litigation?

A recent decision of the French Supreme Court[1] illustrates this tension and highlights the need for litigators to take into account data privacy principles before producing evidence containing personal information.In this case, a company had organized mandatory staff representatives’ elections.

French Data Protection Authority Takes on Google

French Data Protection Authority Takes on Google

The Complaints from Privacy Advocates Under the GDPR, processing of personal data is only allowed where there is a “legal basis.” such as the consent of the user, and users are granted extensive rights over their data.

That German-French Deal to "Rescue" the EU Copyright Directive? Everyone Hates It. EVERYONE.

That German-French Deal to "Rescue" the EU Copyright Directive? Everyone Hates It. EVERYONE.

This week started with a terrifying bang, when German and French negotiators announced a deal to revive the worst parts of the new EU Copyright Directive though a compromise on "Article 13," which requires copyright filters for any online service that allows the public to communicate.

Britain's data watchdog to investigate Google over privacy concerns

Britain's data watchdog to investigate Google over privacy concerns

Britain's data watchdog is investigating complaints that Google is breaking privacy laws, raising the prospect of multi-million pound fines for the company. The Californian tech giant was this month slapped with a €50m (£44m) fine from French regulators for breaching what is being lauded as the law for the digital age.

Too big to care? Google and the exploitation of your data

Too big to care? Google and the exploitation of your data

As CNIL notes, users should be given the opportunity to consent to each of the data processing before they are asked to accept terms and conditions or general privacy policy (see paragraph 160 of the decision, French version ).

Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog

Google fined record £44m by French data protection watchdog

The fine came about following complaints in May from two European pressure groups, None Of Your Business (Noyb) and La Quadrature du Net. Both groups accused Google, as well as a number of other large internet companies including Facebook, of not having a valid legal basis to process the personal data of users of its services, “particularly for ads personalisation purposes”.

French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR

French data protection watchdog fines Google $57 million under the GDPR

The regulatory body claims that Google has failed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when new Android users set up a new phone and follow Android’s onboarding process.

Google can limit 'right to be forgotten' to EU says top court adviser

Google can limit 'right to be forgotten' to EU says top court adviser

FRENCH DISPUTE Google, which estimates that it has removed 2.9 million links under the right to be forgotten, had appealed a 100,000 euro ($115,000) fine from CNIL in March 2016 for failing to delist information across national borders, sending the case to the European Court of Justice.

France next up behind Britain, Netherlands to pummel Uber with €400k fine over 2016 breach

France next up behind Britain, Netherlands to pummel Uber with €400k fine over 2016 breach

The attackers stole login credentials for Uber's AWS S3 data stores from the firm's GitHub code repo in order to make off with info on customers' and drivers' email addresses, names, city and phone numbers. The French data watchdog CNIL said that the attack wouldn't have succeeded if the firm had put "basic security measures" in place.

France Is Hemorrhaging Sensitive Data, And People Are Beginning To Notice

France Is Hemorrhaging Sensitive Data, And People Are Beginning To Notice

“We have North Koreans infiltrating the French Senate, a member of [the French domestic intelligence service] selling information on the ‘dark web’ to mafia members, USB drives that contain the home addresses of thousands of police officials possibly ending up in the hands of jihadist groups, and God knows what else.”

Federal Researchers Complete Second Round of Problematic Tattoo Recognition Experiments

Federal Researchers Complete Second Round of Problematic Tattoo Recognition Experiments

The latest experiment was called Tatt-E, which is short for “Tattoo Recognition Technology Evaluation.” Using tattoo images collected by state and local law enforcement from incarcerated people, NIST tested algorithms created by state-backed Chinese Academy of Sciences and MorphoTrak, a subsidiary of the French corporation Idemia.

'Right to be forgotten' could threaten global free speech, say NGOs

'Right to be forgotten' could threaten global free speech, say NGOs

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.