Cookieviz 2: new features to observe hidden web practices

Cookieviz 2: new features to observe hidden web practices

CookieViz is the first software for the general public developed in-house by the CNIL.The source code of the Cookieviz software is freely accessible and can be improved by developers.

French data protection authority says it can’t trust top US Internet companies with EU personal data – even if they keep it in the EU

French data protection authority says it can’t trust top US Internet companies with EU personal data – even if they keep it in the EU

CNIL points out that its conclusions apply not only to Microsoft hosting the Health Data Hub, but also to all the other kinds of French health data held on systems run by US companies.

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 ..

Google intends to appeal €50 million European GDPR fine

Google intends to appeal €50 million European GDPR fine

The watchdog came to the conclusion that Google was breaking GDPR rules in transparency and lacked a legal basis for processing user data in relation to advertising.

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.

Google hit with first big GDPR fine over “forced consent”; eight new complaints filed over “right to access”

Google hit with first big GDPR fine over “forced consent”; eight new complaints filed over “right to access”

Last June Privacy News Online wrote about complaints filed just six minutes after the EU’s tough privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), started to be enforced.

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 ).

France hits Google with record €50m fine under new EU data rules

France hits Google with record €50m fine under new EU data rules

Google was handed the record fine from the CNIL regulator for failing to provide transparent and easily accessible information on its data consent policies, a statement said.

France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime

France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime

"It is important that the authorities make it clear that simply claiming to be complaint is not enough." Under Europe's data privacy law, tech giants including Google must give users a full, clear picture of the data they collect, along with simple, specific tools for users to consent to having their personal information harnessed.

The CNIL’s restricted committee imposes a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against GOOGLE LLC

The CNIL’s restricted committee imposes a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against GOOGLE LLC

The CNIL’s restricted committee imposes a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against GOOGLE LLC 21 January 2019 On 21 January 2019, the CNIL’s restricted committee imposed a financial penalty of 50 Million euros against the company GOOGLE LLC, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.

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.

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.

The 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Globally? How Google Is Fighting to Limit the Scope of Europe's Privacy Law

The 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Globally? How Google Is Fighting to Limit the Scope of Europe's Privacy Law

Back in 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Google (googl) had to remove links to out-of-date information about a Spanish man, because he wanted to be free of people learning about his bankruptcy more than a decade before, every time they searched for his name.