France - The CNIL reveals its new program of control for 2015 On 25 May 2015, the CNIL revealed its intention to remain very active in exercising its controls by planning to conduct 550 controls in 2015 (whereas last year, the number of controls was at 421). CNIL's controls are generally carried out as follows (i) 40% stem from its own initiatives based on news released in the press (ii) 28% from its annual program of control (iii) 24% from complaints and (iv) 8% from other items. Of the 550 controls planned for 2015, the CNIL will proceed to conduct 200 online controls on site and 350 controls on site, in particular 25% of them will be conducted on video protection and video surveillance systems. The focus of CNIL controls will be on newly implemented technologies which form part of a French consumer's day-to-day life, including: (i) payment that use NFC technologies, (ii) connected objects used for personal purposes, (iii) national file containing driver's licenses, (iv) data processing implemented by companies to manage psychological risks and (iv) review of how Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) are effectively implemented, which calls on companies to be prepared to demonstrate that BCRs are effectively being implemented. Websites that target the youth are also under CNIL scrutiny which will particularly review the conditions of information and age control mechanisms. For more information, please contact Denise Lebeau-Marianna.