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France

By Pascale Gelly

The CNIL issued a 10,000 euro fine to a street-ware business for using a permanent video surveillance system. The system, intended to protect the business against theft, was found not proportionate because it surveilled too many areas, including areas where no products were stored. The matter went before the criminal jurisdiction because the business manager had prevented the CNIL from conducting an onsite investigation. He was personally fined 5,000 euros by the Court.

Pascale Gelly of the French law firm Cabinet Gelly can be reached at pg@pascalegelly.com .

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