The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) plans to conduct at least 300 on-site inspections in 2010, with a special focus on compliance issues, the Hunton and Williams Privacy and Information Security Law Blog reports. In 2009, the CNIL conducted 270 on-site inspections, with 22 percent leading to warnings or sanctions. In its recently adopted 2010 inspections report, the CNIL lists its areas of focus as including ensuring data controller compliance and assessing the effectiveness of data protection officers within organizations. The CNIL also intends to focus on certain business sectors and concerns, the report states, including the airline and real estate industries, the protection of minors and the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) for video surveillance.
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