Online Privacy News and Views

Facebook Cookies Browser Settings and the CNIL

By: Richard Beaumont | Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Tagged: Facebook, French Cookie Compliance, Cookie Law Enforcement | Leave Comment

France’s Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has sent Facebook a formal notice that it is in breach of a number of provisions of French data protection law, and is facing significant fines if it does not make changes to its practice within three months. The ruling has a significant impact on the interpretation of cookie law provisions for browser settings.

First Cookie Enforcements in France

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Tagged: CNIL, Cookie Law France, Cookie Law Enforcement | Leave Comment CNIL logo

France’s data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has taken its first steps enforcing the cookie law in France, ordering 20 websites them to make amendments within a specified timeframe, or face further action.

France Begins Enforcing Cookie Law

By: Richard Beaumont | Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Tagged: CNIL, Cookie Law France, Enforcement | Leave Comment

The CNIL, France’s data protection authority has written to 20 website owners about failures to comply with the French cookie law, according to a press release published on June 30th. It is the first action taken by the regulator following initial investigations at the end of 2014.

Automated Cookie Law Checks Confirmed in France

By: Richard Beaumont | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Tagged: Cookie Audit, CNIL, Cookie Enforcement | Leave Comment CNIL logo

Back in March we learnt that the CNIL had been given new powers to carry out online data protection compliance inspections, and we speculated that this might extend to checking for cookie consent. It has now emerged that this is exactly what they plan to do.

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