By Adam Turteltaub
The French Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, better known as CNIL, is one of the foremost authorities in Europe and globally when it comes to the protection of individual data. With the implementation of GDPR, the stakes have been raised and more companies will find themselves under the microscope of CNIL and other data regulators.
Noémie Lichon, the Head of Sanctions and Litigation at CNIL, sat down for a podcast in which she discussed CNIL’s mission, activities, expectations and common problems that affect organizations that hold consumer data.
As she explains, the mission of CNIL is to ensure that data privacy law is applied to the collection, use, and storage of personal data. CNIL informs individuals of their rights under the laws of France and GDPR. In addition, it provides guidance to businesses and other organizations on how to ensure that they comply with data laws. It can also levy penalties, including in January 2019 a €50 million fine of Google.
Take the time to listen in as she shares:
- Data on complaints, investigations, and sanctions
- Common problems that lead to security breaches
- The importance of compliance to security practices
- GDPR expectations for response times from data controllers
- The Google case
- CNIL’s key priorities for the immediate future
Also, be sure to take advantage of the resources she refers to in her podcast, all available on the CNIL website: