"To protect personal data, support innovation, preserve individual liberties"


  • WP 29

    In February 2014, the CNIL was elected Chair of the Article 29 Working Party with a 2-year mandate

  • The CNIL

    The CNIL is responsible for ensuring that information technology remains at the service of citizens.


Cloud computing : CNIL's recommendations for companies using these new services

25 June 2012

Cloud computing services have considerably developped these last years. However, their use by companies raises new questions in terms of legal and risk management. In order to clarify the applicable legal framework, the CNIL launched at the end of 20


  • [Press release WP29] opinion on the Internet of Things

    02 October 2014

    The European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) at its Plenary meeting of 16 and 17 September, adopted an opinion on the Internet of Things (IoT). Drawing the attention on the privacy and data protection...

  • Google privacy policy: WP29 proposes a compliance package

    25 September 2014

    Following several sanctions imposed by the European national data protection authorities against Google, the WP29 has sent Google a package of practical measures to achieve compliance with the applicable legal framework.

  • Cookie Sweep Day : a European concerted action of on-line audits

    22 September 2014

    From 15 to 19 September 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (the "CNIL") and its European counterparts carried out an audit of the main European websites in order to assess their practices with regard to cookies.

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Official text

Act n°78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties

Amended by the Act of 6 August 2004 relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data

Security of personal data

Couverture du guide sécurité

Guide to security

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