The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has opened an online consultation on the list of priority issues identified by the Article 29 Working Party in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The CNIL has invited comments in relation to best practices and potential areas of difficulty in interpreting the GDPR and has asked for suggestions for new topics of discussion. Contributions in relation to the first four topics identified – the data protection officer, the right to portability, the privacy impact assessment, and certification – will feed directly into the considerations of the various G29 working groups, with a view to developing common guidelines across Europe in these areas. The deadline for contributions is 15 July 2016 and can be made via the CNIL’s website. The CNIL plan to launch an additional consultation period on new topics in a few months’ time.

Press release (in French)