The French data protection authority (CNIL) is warning companies and individuals that they should "exercise caution" when transferring data in and out of European countries as it plans to increase its compliance inspections, COMPLIANCE WEEK reports. The CNIL said in an April statement that it plans to increase inspections by one third compared to last year, aiming to complete at least 400 this year. The checks, which will especially look at companies enrolled in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Program, will focus on telemedicine, storage of health data and consulting firms' use of data from the Program of Medicalization of Information Systems, the report states. The CNIL has the ability to impose sanctions for violations of French data privacy law.
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