CNIL: Its purpose, mission, principles and means of action
- The environment is seriously threatened
- The proliferation of environmental risks
- New Environmental Global Risks
- Worrying prospects
- The redesigned environment
- The ecological awareness (1960-70)
- The emergence and spread of the concept of sustainable development (1980-2000)
- A concept that raises questions and debates
- The saved environment?
- The decisive action of States and Governments
- Business and the Environment: New governance, new markets
- Towards an eco-citizenship?
The CNIL is an independent administrative authority created by Act 17 of n078-6 on January 1978 and is related to data, files and freedom. It is primarily responsible to inform citizens of their rights and obligations relating to the widespread treatment of personal data, thereby protecting the fundamental freedoms that could be jeopardized by advances in information technology.
It ensures compliance with the proportionality between the requested data and objectives. Indeed, it is concerning public safety that these data are 'adequate, relevant and not excessive', given the stated goals. This is the main mission of the CNIL and it wants to find a solution. The entrenchment of this right to the protection of personal data is also claimed by its chairman, Alex Turk.
CNIL also monitors compliance, in priori and in posteriori, and the Act of 1978 whose terms will be specified later. Apart from this mission, which is the centre of its business, the CNIL is also responsible for schedules but concerns contributing to the same goal: it delivers labels when products or procedures comply with the law of 1978 and inquire about the evolution of information technology. It is then to be a direct link between citizens and the government.
The NDCC is composed of seventeen members elected by the legislature (National Assembly, Senate), judicial (Supreme Court, Council of State) and executive (members appointed by decree).
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