France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, has released a report on blockchain and the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The CNIL states the GDPR applies to the use of blockchain in any instance where personal data is handled. The DPA seeks to conduct an analysis of the technology to determine its impact on data subjects’ right to privacy and right to protect their personal information. The agency notes the GDPR has been created to regulate data use, not any particular form of technology. The CNIL notes it is one of the reasons why it has decided to look into blockchain, with the hope of offering recommendations to anyone who intends to use the technology for personal data processing. (Article and report are in French.)
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