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Personal data – When goodwill, diligence et speed prove insufficient to avoid a heavy penalty (even though reduced) – OPTICAL CENTER >> 200K€

Personal data – When goodwill, diligence et speed prove insufficient to avoid a heavy penalty (even though reduced) – OPTICAL CENTER >> 200K€

The French Conseil d’Etat has just ruled over the CNIL’s sanction against the company Optical Center dated May 7, 2018 (see our news feed https://www.ip-talk.com/en/accueil/rgpd/ 07/05/18 CNIL– Conviction for Optical Center : 250K€). On 28 July 2017, it was reported to the CNIL that personal data had been made freely accessible on Optical Center’s website….

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What learning can we get from the first CNIL’s formal notices under the GDPR?

Since the GDPR entered into force in May 2018, multiple decisions were issued by the CNIL according to the ancient law. Their analysis put into bright that the most frequent breaches are about: the legality of the personal data processing (data that are not minimized, purpose diversion, lack of consent of the data subject), the…

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The impact of GDPR on WHOIS and enforcement of trademarks

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered in force last May 25th, 2018 and has overturned all the companies operating online and on how the personal information of their customers and employees are processed and protected. It turned out that the GDPR also has a significant, yet underestimated, impact on the availability of the WHOIS…

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