The head of the French data protection authority--CNIL--has announced his resignation. According to the CNIL, Alex Türk will resign effective September 21, 2011. The announcement follows new legislative provisions drafted in March that prohibit Türk from serving as both head of CNIL and as a senator. A new CNIL president may be elected at a meeting to be held by the authority on September 21. (Article in French.)
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