The French Data Protection Agency CNIL received 11,077 complaints in 2018, up 32.5 percent compared to 2017.

Other highlights from the CNIL 2018 report

  • CNIL carried out 310 investigations in 2018, of which 204 were onsite, 51 online and 51 on the basis of documentation.
  • 49 orders were adopted in 2018, of which five were in the insurance sector; and four concerned companies specialized in advertising targeting via a technology (Software Development Kit) installed in mobile applications.

Areas of focus for 2019:

  • data subject rights
  • sharing of responsibilities between processors and subcontractors
  • data of children

Read the report from CNIL.