On 14 January 2014, Google requested the partial suspension of the decision issued by CNIL’s Sanctions Committee on 3 January 2014. The judge of the Conseil d’Etat rejected the claim in a preliminary ruling handed down on 7 February 2014.
On 20 June 2013, the CNIL’s Chair had ordered Google to comply with the French data protection law within 3 months. On the last day of this period, Google responded to the CNIL. Google contests the reasoning of the CNIL and has not complied with the requests laid down in the enforcement notice
The CNIL has recently ordered Google to comply with the French data protection law within three months. This action has been taken in the context of a European initiative involving several data protection authorities and aiming at protecting the privacy of Google’s users.
In June 2012, the CNIL issued practical recommendations for French organizations, in particular SMEs, which consider using Cloud computing services. The CNIL also suggested some model contractual clauses, which can be included in Cloud service agreements. A year later, the CNIL reminds organizations the key steps to guarantee confidentiality of personal in the Cloud.