With ongoing meeting restrictions, health and travel concerns related to COVID-19, the IAPP has cancelled the IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2021.

Although we are disappointed not to connect with you in person, the IAPP will continue to actively assemble the subject matter experts, tools and global information management practices you need to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving information economy. This includes valuable opportunities for networking and roundtables with other privacy pros to exchange ideas and benchmark processes.

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2020 Highlights: A focus on regulatory priorities, digital issues and children’s data privacy.

During her keynote address, CNIL President Marie Laure Denis said they are focusing on online advertising and cookies currently, with a draft recommendation open for public consultation now, which includes modalities for obtaining consent. By the end of April, a final recommendation should be published.

She also noted that they are prioritising “digital issues” in everyday life as they affect citizens and professionals alike. In addition, she pledged that the CNIL is committed to providing innovation and public expertise in the realms of digital technology and cybersecurity, as it relates to data protection.

Another key issue faced by DPAs throughout the EU is finding ways to handle the deluge of complaints coming in. Dale Sunderland, deputy Commissioner of the Irish Data Protection Commission seconded that notion. He said his agency has gotten over 10,000 complaints. This makes prioritisation of work more important than ever. Sunderland’s DPC is also focusing on draft guidance for the protection of children under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He mentioned that it is a hot topic for DPAs throughout the EU.

Other hot topics at the conference are highlighted below.


Where did all the handouts go?

All sponsor handouts are now provided in digital format instead of paper. Access them conveniently at iapp.org/dpifr-handouts.

If you wish to speak with someone in French for details about the IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2020, contact the IAPP European office at emea@iapp.org.

2020 Keynote Speaker


Marie-Laure Denis

President, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés

With their fine of 50 million euros against Google, the CNIL took the lead on GDPR enforcement in Europe. As President, Marie-Laure leads their efforts as an effective and pragmatic digital regulator, developing operational cooperation on data protection principles worldwide


Informative Sessions at DPI: France 2020

How to Manage a Privacy Programme

In this session, panellists discussed their experiences managing privacy operations, detailing real-world stories of building and implementing their privacy teams, including pointing out mistakes to avoid, and how to respond appropriately to data breaches.

Talks for DPOs by French DPOs

In this fast-paced, 90-minute session, we heard animated and informative discussions from French DPOs about their experiences a year after the GDPR implementation.

Global Developments: CCPA and Beyond

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) stands to radically change the way all organisations handle personal data. This session covered new laws and legislative initiatives, and how they will change the way business is done internationally.

The Regulators’ View

In the GDPR era, organisations are in frequent contact with supervisory authorities to get guidance, report breaches, or register risky data protection impact assessments. This panel discussion explored how to work most effectively with regulators, and what they saw on the horizon.

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