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Convention 108 Signed 28/01/81
  Ratified 24/03/83
Convention 108+ Signed 10/10/2018
National Constitution    
Specific National Legislation   Act on Informatics, Data files and Liberties
Enacted   06/01/1978
06/08/2004
Scope Manual Processing Yes

 
Non Natural person
Yes (Administrative decision of the CNIL 03/07/84)

 
Public or private sector Both
Registration or Notification   Some data
Special Authorisation for Exportation   Some data
Data Protection Authority   National Commission for Computerisation and Freedom (CNIL) / Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés
21, rue Saint -Guillaume F - 75340 PARIS CEDEX 7
Tel: 33 1 53 73 22 22 / Fax: 33 1 53 73 22 00
Minitel: 36-15 code CNIL
Website: www.cnil.fr