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April 4 2018

Draft Data Protection Law One Step Closer to a Final Version

The French National Assembly has adopted a draft law to ensure compliance with the GDPR. The draft law includes amendments such as the consent age of 15 years for the processing of personal data of children, a new right to information in criminal matters, and the new right to claim damages in a data protection class action lawsuit.

If the legislation is adopted by the Parliament, class action litigants would be entitled to compensation for material and moral losses. Amendments that were rejected include the creation of a moral right on personal data, in addition to one that called for delaying GDPR compliance for three years. It was rejected as the GDPR has already given organizations a two-year lead period for compliance.