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Général d’armée (2S) Marc Watin-Augouard

Our British friends have cut ties with the European Union. As a result, the GDPR should no longer apply after a transitional period. Personal data that used to circulate freely will be subject to new rules if the European Commission takes an adequacy decision in favour of the UK. After the two failures before the Court…

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(Conseil d’État, Judgement of 4 November 2020 of the joined 10th and 9th Chambers, La Quadrature du Net vs French State) The Alicem app complies with the principles of the GDPR regarding the processing of biometric data, consent, and the relevant, adequate, and non-excessive data collection. Decree No 2019-452 of 13 May 2019 authorized the…

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(by Army General (2S) Watin-Augouard, Founder of the FIC) On 30 July 2020, one year after their release, the Council of the European Union has implemented the framework decision and regulation passed on 17 May 2019 which sanctions through restrictive measures natural or legal persons, entities, or bodies responsible for successful or attempted cyber-attacks. These measures apply…

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From tracking to tracing: one letter less seems to make a huge difference. In truth, the gap is wide open! On the one hand, geolocation tracking of people, with a profound invasion of privacy; on the other hand, the desire to reconcile freedom and health security, two principles of constitutional value. Recently, we quite rightly criticised…

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The French Council of State, in a decision of 27 March 2020, followed the European Court of Justice’s decision of September 2019 by ruling in favour of Google against the CNIL. The right to dereferencing –or “right to be forgotten”– is one of the consequences of the CJEU ruling of 13 May 2014, Google Spain and Google (C-131/12). Though it did…

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