CNiL Plans to Sue Google

Both French and European representatives on the National Commission on Information and Liberties (CNiL) are moving forward with plans to sue Google. The potential suit would concern Google’s failure to alter its newest privacy policy, which was implemented early last year. In January 2012, Google “unified the privacy policies of its services” into a single […]

French Prosecutors to Investigate US Surveillance Activities

The Paris prosecutor’s office revealed on Wednesday that it is running a preliminary investigation into complaints of criminal wrongdoing connected to the United States’ PRISM spying program. The inquiry—begun on July 16—is addressing allegations of fraudulent access to data systems, illegal collection of personal data, violation of privacy, and breach of confidentiality of correspondence, according […]

PRISM : View from France of the Intelligence Scandal

At the beginning of June the Guardian and the Washington Post revealed the existence of two secret programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA). The first program has been collecting telephone data from the telecom provider Verizon since 2006. The second, called PRISM, captures social network communications, but only of users located outside the […]