Whether you are a researcher, a member of a design office or even an expert individual: the CNIL wants to hear from you. The digital cop is very interested in the collection and processing of personal data by mobile applications. As part of its 2022-2024 strategic plan, the CNIL wants to make data flows more visible “and strengthen the compliance of mobile applications and their ecosystems, to better protect user privacy”he said in a statement.
Thanks to this approach, the Commission hopes to better measure the effects of its regulatory choices on the various actors. On January 18, for example, he sanctioneda fine of three million euros the publisher of Voodoo mobile games for having used the data of its users for advertising purposes, despite their refusal. On January 13, it was TikTok that was sentenced five million euros for similar reasons: the social network did not allow its users to refuse the deposit of cookies on their terminal as easily as it accepted them. Even the giant of the web Apple it had been inflicted by the CNIL a fine of eight million euros at the beginning of January for failing to obtain prior consent from French iPhone users to use their personal identifiers for advertising purposes.
“Ecosystem Economic Exploration”
To advance its thinking, the CNIL is therefore calling on researchers in economics, management, information technology or related disciplines; but the invitation also extends to the economic actors themselves, including “interest groups active in this area”. Design studios, consultancy firms, public and even private bodies “have experience in the field” they are also called upon to contribute. In particular, the organization asks for numbers, concrete examples and case studies, “especially if they are not already available in open source”. All contributions that would be paid to the CNIL are covered by professional secrecy, he points out.
In its press release, emphasizes the Commission that this call “it’s only about the economic exploration of the ecosystem”, and does not constitute an industry inquiry. The CNIL therefore does not try to collect “contributions on specific legal or compliance aspects”, a task for which he says he has other tools.
To participate you can fill out an available questionnaire by clicking on this link ; or complete a written contribution to the following address: email@example.com. A public and concise restitution will then be published, followed by a draft of recommendations during the second quarter of 2023, of which all the legal points can be discussed. The call is open until 10 February evening.
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