Google received €50 million in GDPR fines from French regulator CNIL for failing to adequately inform users about their data collection practices, and not giving users enough control over how their information is used. What are the lessons learnt?
AXA France, regional division of European insurance giant AXA Group and France's largest general insurer, has announced that it will no longer reimburse ransomware payments for customers within the country.
According to anonymous sources, the French authorities have decided to approve the use of Huawei equipment but only in non-core parts of the 5G network.
Tech giants are facing hefty fines after France's CNIL ruled that their cookie consent processes were too confusing and difficult. Central to the case was the use of "dark patterns" by each site.
The Chinese embassy in France indicated that discriminating against Huawei by selecting 5G network equipment based on the country of origin was blatant discrimination and industrial protectionism and hinted of possible retaliation.
A fundamental shift from defensive to offensive cyber operations is now underway in order to deter cyber attacks, and the United States and its European ally France are at the forefront of this trend.
France will be the first in Europe to roll out a nationwide facial recognition ID program. Citizens will have a single digital identity tied to their face instead of using different user names and passwords.
The lack of compatibility between the first contact tracing apps from France and Italy highlights a fragmented EU landscape that has yet to have an answer for cross-border movement issues.