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CCTV Operators to be targeted for DPA inspections

Privacy Law experts PDP reported in their e-newsletter earlier this week ( that the French data protection authority, CNIL, had set out plans to target CCTV systems operators in its recently published annual programme for 2013. CNIL has set out an objective of carrying out around 400 inspections this year focusing its efforts on CCTV systems (which will be the subject of 25% of all inspections), data processing by market research companies, data processed by hotspots offering free internet access (e.g. Wi-Fi hotspots), processing by local authorities of data relating to persons’ social difficulties, data about persons detained in prison, police files and international enforcement actions.