Today, the French Supervisory Authority (CNIL) informed that the deadline for bringing websites and apps into compliance with tracking rules ended on March 31, 2021.
The CNIL recalls key elements of the regulations on which it has focused its support efforts during this period and presents upcoming actions.
What does it mean for companies in France? It means that CNIL will begin to carry out checks to evaluate if companies are complying with the rules relating to cookies and other online tracers, as per article 82 of the French Data Protection Act and articles 4 (11) and 7 of the GDPR on consent.
Through this action, CNIL intends to meet the expectations of Internet users who are increasingly sensitive to Internet tracking issues, as evidenced by the number of complaints it receives on this subject.
If the organisation fails to comply with the rules, CNIL may use the power to impose sanctions.
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