Data protection in Europe and around the world

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became applicable in the EU. It enables Europe to adapt to the new digital realities and strengthens the rights of European citizens by giving them more control over their personal data.

The CNIL's actions in Europe and around the world

The CNIL participates in the work of the European Data Protection Board, and is also a member of several European and international bodies. It also takes part in numerous studies and conferences on the subject of personal data protection worldwide.

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB)

The "European Data Protection Board" has been established by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It replaces the Article 29 Working Party.

Map of the data protection around the world

In which country can I transfer personal data and under which conditions ? Which country has adopted a specific data protection legislation or has a Data Protection Authority?

The CNIL Worldwide

With the increased globalisation of data exchanges, data protection issues must be dealt with at an international level. European and international cooperation takes place in different forums.

Law enforcement

Exchanges of personal data have increased in the context of European and international police cooperation, especially since the 9/11 attacks and the ensuing reinforcement of internal security measures and border control.