The French Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, has published its annual investigation program for 2014. The CNIL anticipates carrying out a total of around 550 data breach investigations (350 on-site investigations and 200 online). Priority topics will be:
- Data breach notification by electronic communications operators
- Online social dating networks
- Online payment (particularly the fight against fraud and the issues around the retention of banking data).
Website cookies and mobile apps are also on the CNIL’s agenda for 2014.
More information on cookie use from the CNIL is available here.