In a statement of its priorities over the next year, French data privacy regulator CNIL emphasizes the importance of a balanced approach to data protection regulation.

Key Takeaways:

The CNIL’s enforcement actions have gained added momentum with enactment of the GDPR, and the CNIL must commit itself fully in this respect.

“At the same time, the CNIL must ensure that data protection becomes part and parcel of professionals’ behavior and everyday culture, a condition essential to the GDPR’s success and the legal security of its actions.”

The CNIL will therefore continue to “walk on both feet” in a balanced and coordinated way, by providing support and taking enforcement actions.

Read the full statement from CNIL.