CNIL launches partnership to support GDPR compliance by SMEs

The French data protection authority (CNIL) has launched a partnership with the Supreme Council of the order of Chartered Accountants (le Conseil supérieur de l’ordre des experts-comptables) to support small and medium enterprises in complying with the rules of the General data protection regulation (GDPR). The purpose of this agreement is to disseminate a culture of “protection of personal data” among accountants, both for the compliance of their own structure but also in their role of proximity to companies, especially the smallest; and enable all professionals to protect themselves against abusive practices in the sector.