With respect to its targeted inspection program, the question still remains: How many inspections will the CNIL conduct in 2015? In 2014, the CNIL performed a total number of 421 inspections. The CNIL declares that, in 2015, the objective is to achieve 550 inspections. However, only 28 percent of the CNIL’s inspections typically result from the annual inspection program. Forty percent are initiated by the CNIL itself and the remaining quarter are initiated on request. Using these percentages, if the CNIL reaches its objective of 550 controls, we expect that it will likely have performed somewhere around 154 inspections as result of the 2015 inspection program. … [Read more...] about CNIL (France) Announces Inspection Program—Focus Will Be on BCR Compliance and Treatment of Psychosocial Data, Among Others
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Under the CNIL guidelines, owners of websites may not force internet users to accept cookies. Instead, the users must be able to block advertising cookies and still use the relevant service. Internet users can withdraw their consent at any time, and cookies have a lifespan limited to 13 months after which consent must be sought again. … [Read more...] about France About to Embark on a Cookies Sweep Day
Although no longer obligatory, these exclusions are considered to be implicitly in force. As a result the exception for printed media mentioned above was not sufficient in 2004 when Action Auto Moto was found to have contravened the law for displaying an image of Michael Schumacher with two bottles of Champagne and the logo for Fosters beer (who sponsored the event) in the publication after his Australian F1 Grand Prix win. The Cour de Cassation, the highest court in France, upheld the decision of the Paris Court of Appeal issuing a €30,000 fine to the Filipacchi Company and the editor of the publication as well as an order to pay a sum of €1,000 to the Association Nationale de Prévention en Alcoologie et en Addictologie (ANPAA). Amongst the defendants’ arguments was the fact that the picture contained no information on the alcohol displayed and so could not amount to advertising. The Cour de Cassation rejected this argument, finding that … [Read more...] about Loi Évin: How Law Makers in France Have Forced Divide Between Alcohol & Sport
In 2009, English conducted a study of how news publications were handling requests to change online archives as part of the Associated Press Managing Editors online credibility project (now named the Associated Press Media Editors). Her report, The Longtail of News: To Publish or Not to Publish, included the results of survey questions answered by 110 news editors in Canada and the United States, providing statistics on whether, when and how they might update archived stories, change them or even unpublish them. … [Read more...] about Erasing the News: Should some stories be forgotten?
The decree implementing French Law No. 2011-2012 on the Strengthening of Health Protection for Medicinal and Health Products (the decree), known as the Loi Bertrand or the French Sunshine Act, was issued on 21 May 2013. Its aim is to specify the scope of disclosure obligations, which affect all agreements concluded between health care professionals (HCPs) and companies, as well as every benefit in kind or in cash exceeding €10. … [Read more...] about French Sunshine Act Finally Implemented: Big Changes for the Health Care Sector