Just weeks after the Austrian Data Protection Authority’s ruling that Google Analytics use violates the EU General Data Protection Regulation, France’s data protection authority, the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés, has reached a similar decision. The CNIL ruled data collection and transfers to the United States using Google Analytics “are illegal,” also stating its investigation extends to other tools that result in the transfer of data to the U.S. IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Bryant has the latest reaction to the decision.
Austria's Google Analytics decision: Time to act on data transfer solutions
The initial ruling by Austria's DPA signaled the need for organizations to dig in on finding a long-term solution for facilitating transfers. IAPP Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP/US, opines that arriving at a solution will amount to a three-part race and privacy professionals must "help their CEOs, boards, and the senior-most government officials involved in data transfer talks understand these three possibilities and the potential impacts of each." Fennessy detailed what the road ahead looks like with these efforts.
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