Hunton & Williams writes:
On April 16, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) published its Annual Activity Report for 2014 (the “Report”) highlighting its main accomplishments in 2014 and outlining some of the topics it will consider further in 2015.
In summarizing some of the highlights, they note:
In 2014, the CNIL conducted 421 inspections of organizations, including 58 online inspections. Only 18 proposed penalties were examined by the CNIL (compared to 14 proposed penalties in 2013) and eight fines were imposed since, in most cases, organizations decided to comply with French data protection law following a complaint or an inspection.
Read their full post on Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.