National legislation

Act of 1 August 2018 on the organisation of the National Data Protection Commission and the general data protection framework

Official title: Loi du 1er août 2018 portant organisation de la Commission nationale pour la protection des données et mise en oeuvre du règlement (UE) 2016/679 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 27 avril 2016 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, et abrogeant la directive 95/46/CE (règlement général sur la protection des données), portant modification du Code du travail et de la loi modifiée du 25 mars 2015 fixant le régime des traitements et les conditions et modalités d'avancement des fonctionnaires de l'État.

The Act of 1 August 2018 repeals the previous act on data protection (amended Act of 2 August 2002) and completes the General Data Protection Regulation at the national level. 

Act of 1  August 2018 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in criminal and national security matters

Official title: Loi du 1er août 2018 relative à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel en matière pénale ainsi qu’en matière de sécurité nationale.

The Act of 1 August 2018 is a transposition into national law of Directive (EU) 2016/680 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA.

Amended Act of 30 May 2005 (data protection and electronic communications - Coordinated text from 10.08.2011)

Official title: Amended Act of 30 May 2005 concerning the specific provisions for protection of the individual in respect of the processing of personal data in the electronic communications sector, and amending Articles 88-2 and 88-4 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Act of 30 May 2005,  amended by the Act of 27 July 2007, transposes the European Directive 2002/58/EC into national legislation. It governs the protection of personal data in the field of telecommunications and electronic communications and takes recent and foreseeable developments in the field of services and technologies involving electronic communications into account. The Act of 2005 was also amended by the Act of 24 July 2010, which is a transposition of Directive 2006/24/EC of 15 March 2006. In addition, the Act of 28 July 2011 transposes several provisions of Directive 2009/136/EC of 25 November 2009.

 

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