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Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, International/EU Privacy

French CNIL Publishes English Language Compliance Guides

France’s data protection authority, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), released on November 14, 2012 English-language versions of its compliance guides for businesses. The first guide, “Methodology for Privacy Risk Management”, provides a step-by-step guide for identifying risks and prioritising remedial actions. The second guide, “Measures for the Privacy Risk Treatment“, provides practical guidance on issues such as data deletion, anonymisation, encryption, providing right of access to data subjects, handling data breaches, and protecting against cyber attacks. This second guide provides useful cross-references to security standards published by the French agency for computer security, the ANSSI.