Lionel de Souza writes:
The beginning of the New Year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of privacy in France over the past twelve months and also to consider the new challenges and opportunities that will develop in 2011.
2010 was a year of evolution for the French data protection authority, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés – “CNIL” and 2011 promises to bring further changes and evolutions. Formal changes came with evolution in the management of formalities with a new online platform for the completion of formalities, which seems to bring a much needed improvement in the delays for management of files. Policy evolutions also resulted from the adoption of documents providing guidance to data controllers with regards to the security of data or with the amendment of the general authorization of certain whistleblowing systems, which although it was needed could be regarded as slightly disappointing.
Read more on Hogan Lovells Chronicle of Data Protection.