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French Senate Passes Breach Notice Bill

The French Senate has overwhelmingly approved a major draft bill updating the country's 1978 data protection act to, among other things, create the European Union's strongest breach notification requirement and expand powers of the French data protection authority, known as "CNIL."

This bill also doubles monetary penalties for violations of the data protection law. It now moves on to the National Assembly.

The bill, as passed by the Senate is available, in French, at http://www.senat.fr/petite-loi-ameli/2009-2010/331.html

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.