By Florence Bonnet and Cody Olson
The Digital Republic Act increases CNIL’s fining power to €3 million until the GDPR fining regime enters in force.
With an entire new generation that has never known a world before the digital age, with an industry built upon the monetary value of personal data, and with the omnipresent and never-forgetting Internet, the French legislators found it necessary to adopt the new Digital Republic Act1 on 7 October 2016. The Act entered into force the day it was adopted. This law amends existing legislation such as France’s Data Protection Act and the Consumer Code to better reflect the needs of this new era.