The French data protection authority's annual activity report for 2014 is now available On 16 April 2015, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) published its Annual Activity Report for 2014 summarizing its various accomplishments in 2014, as well as the major challenges and topics that the CNIL will consider in 2015. The Report notably provides figures on the numbers of complaints, investigations and sanction processes conducted in 2014: Of the 5,825 complaints received, 39% relate to e-reputation issues (e.g., deleting online content, fake online profiles, etc.), 16% relate to marketing issues (e.g., marketing email optout, retention of banking data, etc.), 14% to labor-related issues (e.g. video surveillance), and 12% to bank / credit issues (e.g., registration on the incidents payment file). Of the 421 inspections which were conducted in 2014, 88 of those were targeted at video surveillance and 58 were operated online, in accordance with the new powers granted to the CNIL by the Hamon law of 17 March 2014. 62 notices (warning) have been addressed, but only 18 sanctions were pronounced and among these sanctions, 11 have been published. The Report is accessible here (in French language only). For more information, please contact Denise Lebeau-Marianna or Idriss Kechida.