CNIL releases its 2020 annual report

The French data protection authority CNIL has released its 2020 annual report. According to Euractiv, French citizens made 62.5% more complaints related to their digital rights compared to 2018, the year the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In 2020, CNIL has issued 11 financial fines, totalling approximately 140 million euros. The CNIL’s president Laure Denis also signaled that cybersecurity had ‘become a major issue’, after the CNIL received 2,825 data breach notifications, an increase of 24% on the previous year.