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CNIL Official Provides Insight Into EU Privacy Law Reform
- simplification of notification formalities;
- the 'right to be forgotten';
- accountability principle;
- applicable law.
When discussing the accountability principle, Pardieu pointed out that corporations should receive a benefit from voluntarily implementing audit and other accountability measures, whereas Raynal said the CNIL did not view accountability as "trade-off" for other benefits. For the CNIL, accountability is part of compliance with a data controller's legal obligations, although she said that accountability measures may not be appropriate for all kinds of businesses.
Raynal concluded with a discussion on BCRs, including the new timeframes applicable to multi-jurisdictional applications, useful tips on drafting BCRs.
The full summary of the AmCham meeting is available here: CNIL AmCham meeting on Revision of EU Privacy Directive
Hogan Lovells partner Winston Maxwell co-chairs the AmCham's New Media, IT and Privacy Committee, which hosted this event.
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