(Article 226-18 of the Criminal Code: 5 years' imprisonment, 300 000 € fine)
(Articles 226-21 and 226-20 of the Criminal Code: using personal data for purposes other than those that justified their collection, or storing them beyond a date justified by the purpose of the processing is punished, respectively, by 5 years' imprisonment and a 300 000 € fine and 3 years' imprisonment and a 45 000 € fine).
(Article 2 of the decree of 23 December 1981: failing to give information is punished by a fine of 1 500 €).
As an exception, such data may, for reasons of public interest, be collected on the authorisation of a decree by the Council of State issued on the recommendation of the CNIL (this may be the case for certain police files).
Article 226-19 of the Criminal Code sanctions all breach of these provisions by 5 years' imprisonment and a 300 000 € fine.
whose original purpose is to evaluate the « profile » or presumed personality of the person by statistics (Article 2 of the Law).
The english translation of the Act of 6 January 1978 relative to computers, files and liberties
The english translation of the Decree No 2005-1309 of 20 October 2005 enacted for the application of Act No 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Files and Individual Liberties amended by Act No 2004-801 of 6 August 2004