CNIL estimated that more than 20% of sites and mobile applications provide no information on the protection of private data users. A figure that rises to 50% for single mobile applications.


Information is key for the user. And the National Commission on Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) really wants to understand the administrators of websites and mobile applications. Indeed, after an international cooperation (Internet Sweep Day) with 19 of his colleagues (including American commissions, German, British …), the CNIL has issued the findings of a 2180 audit sites the most visited in the world, started in May The commission more than 20% of this workforce applications provides “ any information (its) visitors about the policy of data protection followed, even though these sites or applications collect personal data. And it mobile applications most affected with 50% of them do not fall within the criteria CNIL. But without this information, the people who visit these sites or applications do not have the means to control their data “, the stat ement of the Commission.

The CNIL goes further by criminalizing the web players who, themselves, provide information on the policy of protecting private data. “When these policies data protection exist, they are often too general or, conversely, too focused on one technical aspect, such as the cookie ,” says the authority.

The availability of this information has also been examined by the Commission. On this information, “ nearly half of mobile sites and applications involved do not make it easily accessible .” The ambiguity relating in particular to the language as “ CNIL also sometimes found sites to French Internet with informative notices are in English.

remember that before tackling these sites, the CNIL had put Google still there a little over a month for non-compliance with French laws on the protection of user data.