Following on from the article published on the dataprotection.blog on 24 January 2018 ?French GDPR Implementation Bill ? for French Data Protection Authority (?CNIL?) it could not come soon enough!?, Charlotte Gerrish provides us with the latest update on the status of the French GDPR Implementation Bill which, after surviving an attack of ?unconstitutionality? before the French Constitutional Council, is now on its way into force.
As we stated back in January 2018, the French legislature had been fairly slow in pushing forward with the implementation of the GDPR into French national law. The progress of the Bill had not been without issues. On 16 May 2018, just 9 days before the GDPR was due to come into force, at least 60 French senators referred the Bill to the Constitutional Council claiming that certain provisions were unconstitutional and therefore contrary to French law and public policy (Affaire No. 2018-765 DC).
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