The Commission Nationale de L’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has released its annual report for 2011. The CNIL fielded 5,738 complaints in 2011, an increase of 19 percent from 2010, and the agency adopted 1,969 decisions and deliberations, an increase of 25 percent from 2010. Also during 2011, the CNIL issued 65 notices to comply, 13 warnings, five financial fines and two acquittals. In addition, among several other initiatives, the commission directed efforts toward raising the prestige of data protection officers (CILs) within their organisations, creating and distributing a “communication kit” and requesting the French national employment agency “to register the profession of CIL in the ‘Repertoire Operationnel des Metiers.’”
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