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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 François Delerue, Frédérick Douzet, and Aude Géry) Almost two years ago, on 12 November 2018, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace during his speech at the Internet Governance Forum, at the UNESCO headquarters. The shared aspirations of the French authorities and of the private sector…

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(by Jiří Šedivý, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency) EU Member States have been working on Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) and Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) for many years. Both civilian and military CERTs were created in various formats, capacities and missions, and they are located in various parts of government structures….

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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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