Knowledge Identifier: &CNIL



Independent French administrative authority whose mission is to ensure that data privacy law is applied to the collection, storage, and use of personal data add

Category: Technology

Founded in 1980.

Countries: France (43%), (43%), Europe (14%)

Main connections: Safari, European Commission, Le Monde

Linked to: Rue 89, Council of Europe, Le Monde, Google




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At the beginning of 1980, when the CNIL began its main activities, news anchorman Patrick Poivre d'Arvor announced that the CNIL had registered 125,000 files add something


By the end of 1980, Poivre d'Arvor counted 250,000 files add something


In 1995, the European Commission voted through a directive in this manner add something


Privacy - It is regulated in the United Kingdom by the Data Protection Act 1998 and in France data protection is monitored by the CNIL, a governmental body which must authorize legislation concerning privacy before them being enacted


As of 2004, 25 countries have applied this directive add something


By September 2004, more than 800,000 declarations of such systems had been made add something


Since September 2011, the CNIL is currently presided over by Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin add something


In 2016, Google appealed a CNIL right to be forgotten ruling on the grounds that it could set a precedent for abuse by "less open and democratic" governments add something