Data protection: complaints to the CNIL up sharply in 2018
The number of complaints filed with the CNIL, responsible for ensuring the proper use of personal data, increased by more than 32% in 2018, mainly due to the entry into force of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ) last May. Over the year as a whole, the National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms registered 11,077 complaints, compared to 8,300 in 2017, she said, according to her, a greater interest of the French in the protection of their personal data, especially because of "Significant media coverage of the RGPD", according to an annual report made public Monday.
If, up to now, the CNIL had placed itself in a logic of accompaniment of the companies in order to help them to apply the new obligations of the RGPD, with a strong increase of the solicitations on the part of professionals, it recalls in a statement that it should now be more in a logic of sanction. In this regard, of the 310 controls carried out in 2018, 49 gave rise to a formal notice, with among the first sectors targeted insurance and companies specialized in advertising targeting via mobile applications.