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French Data Protection Rules

By Danhoé Reddy-Girard

Sources and Scope of Application

French data protection rules are mainly set out in law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, as amended in 2004 to transpose European Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (the Data Protection Law), and in regulation (décret) No. 2005-1309 of 20 October 2005, and are supervised by the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (the CNIL).

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