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Myrtille Lapuelle draws on her extensive experience—covering the full array of labor-law matters—to advise international companies and groups on daily issues as well as on complex operations. Myrtille has developed a specific focus in the collective aspects of labor law. She has gained in-depth understanding of advising corporate groups in the area of restructuring plans, and regularly counsels clients throughout the entire restructuring process. Read Myrtille Lapuelle's full bio.
CNIL Announces Inspection Program—Focus Will Be on BCR Compliance and Treatment of Psychosocial Data, Among Others
By Myrtille Lapuelle on Jun 18, 2015
Posted In Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, General Interest
The mission of the French data protection authority—the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (CNIL)—is “to protect personal data, support innovation, [and] preserve individual liberties.” In addition to its general inspections, every year the CNIL establishes a different targeted-inspection program. This program identifies the specific areas that CNIL’s controls will concentrate on for the following year....
A Simplified Norm to Represent an Expanding Power: the Right to Listen in on Employees’ Phone Calls and the Standardization of French Privacy Law
By Myrtille Lapuelle on Jan 20, 2015
Posted In Data Privacy, Email/Spam
Since 2001, the French Court of Cassation has made a continuous effort to refine and, in some circumstances, narrow the scope of the right to privacy in the workplace with a view to reaching a fair and balanced approach. The January 6, 2015 declaration of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) further highlights this trend...
Are You Monitoring Your French Employees? Make Sure You Have Registered That Activity with the CNIL!
By Myrtille Lapuelle on Oct 31, 2014
Posted In Data Privacy, Workplace Privacy
French employers must declare monitoring to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) in advance if they want to use evidence obtained from that monitoring in court. The use of the employee’s company mailbox for personal purposes is tolerated under French law, when reasonable. Where it is considered abusive, however, it could constitute a breach of...
France About to Embark on a Cookies Sweep Day
By Myrtille Lapuelle on Sep 15, 2014
Posted In Advertising & Marketing, Consumer Protection, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
Impending sweep day to verify compliance with guidelines on cookies During the week of September 15–19, 2014, France’s privacy regulator, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), is organizing a “cookies sweep day” to examine compliance with its guidelines on cookies and other online trackers. Starting in October 2014, the CNIL will also...
CNIL Expands Scope of Whistleblowing Programs under French Privacy Law
By Jilali Maazouz and Myrtille Lapuelle on Feb 26, 2014
Posted In Data Privacy
On February 11, 2014, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published Deliberation #2014-042 and expanded the list of issues that a whistleblowing program may permissibly receive and process under French privacy laws. Now, these programs also can be used to report employment discrimination and harassment, and health, hygiene, safety and environmental issues. This is a...