Frédéric Lefebvre, State secretary in charge of Consumer Affairs, Alex Türk, President of the French data protection authority (CNIL) and Nathalie Homobono, Chief executive of the General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) signed on 6 January 2011 a protocol of cooperation to improve protection of consumers' personal data. The protocol will allow the CNIL and the DGCCRF to exchange information in order to reinforce their control activities.