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23
Jun

23 – June 2016: Audrey Lefèvre is pleased to chair a morning discussion at Syntec Numérique on connected objects.

A whole host of connected objects are in existence today in sectors ranging from sport, to mobile health, the quantified self, hobbies, homes, home automation and cars. Much more than from the sale of the objects themselves, revenue mainly comes from the applications, associated services and platforms offered with these objects which form a real ecosystem around user data. A number of issues must be taken into account from the time the connected object is created to its launch in this ...

10
Feb

10 FEBRUARY 2016: The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has publicly given Facebook three months in which to comply with the French Data Protection Act

On 8 February, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) made public the formal notice it had issued to Facebook on 26 January. In this notice, the CNIL rebuked the social network for several breaches of the French Data Protection Act involving the collection not just of its members' personal data, but of the data of visitors with no Facebook account. Read Audrey Lefèvre's post on LinkedIn to find out more

01
Jan

LEFEVREAVOCATS wish you all the best for 2016!

07
Oct

7 October 2015: The CJEU notes the failings of ‘Safe Harbour’ and gives European supervisory authorities greater discretionary powers

In its judgment dated 6 October 2015, the CJEU ultimately upheld the opinion of the advocate general, Yves Bot, dated 23 September 2015 (see our post dated 24 September), in which he upheld the discretionary power of supervisory authorities with regards the level of protection of the Safe Harbour scheme and declared the European Commission decision, which established the safe harbour principles for authorising the transfer of data to the United States, invalid in this case. Read Audrey Lefèvre's ...

24
Sep

24 September 2015: Transfer of personal data to Facebook’s American servers: the position of the CJEU Advocate General

Opinion of CJEU Advocate General Yves Bot on questions referred for a preliminary ruling in the case brought by an Austrian national against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner relating to the transfer to the United States of the personal data of Facebook users residing in the European Union. In his opinion, the advocate general upheld the discretionary power of European supervisory authorities with regards the level of protection of the Safe Harbour scheme and declared the European Commission decision 2000/520, ...