France’s Data Protection Authority unveils its inspection targets for 2014

By Carol A F Umhoefer and Jeanne Dauzier

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has announced its 2014 inspection targets, with the goal of reaching 550 inspections for the year. Last year, the CNIL carried out 414 inspections.

Capitalising on a March 2014 law that authorises the CNIL to conduct remote, on-ine inspections, the CNIL has announced that it intends to conduct 200 online inspections in 2014. The remaining 350 inspections will be on site.

The authority will focus on online services, online payment, social media and data breach reporting by electronic communication service providers. The authority also participated on 13 May 2014 in the Internet Sweep Day initiative, this year focusing on mobile app privacy issues, in particular user privacy notices…

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