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August 21 2018

One Day Before the Entry into Force of the GDPR, the French Bill is Adopted... But Referred to the French Constitutional Council

The French government has begun work to adapt the country's personal data protection law to the new GDPR.

The most notable differences between the two laws include: territorial scope, corrective actions and penalties, processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, processing in health-related matters, legal age of consent for minors, broadening class actions, obligation for the data controller as regards consent, processing in the scope of employment relationships, processing for journalistic purposes, and appointing a data protection officer.