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The very first G7 data protection and privacy authorities’ meeting or how to deal with the upcoming increase in personal data breaches and cyberattacks… 

On 7 and 8 September, the first ever meeting of the G7 data protection authorities took place, chaired by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), bringing to the table international data protection issues as well as cooperation in digital regulation.

For a first G7 meeting on this issue, the stakes and expectations were high.

On the French side, the CNIL was represented by Marie-Laure Denis, its President, and Bertrand du Marais, Commissioner.

At the end of the meeting, a joint communiqué addressing the specific points for discussion was adopted and published. A further meeting is expected to be held in 2022, under the chairmanship of the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Information Rights (BfDI), when Germany takes over the G7 presidency next year[1].

A challenging context

The meeting comes amidst particularly pessimistic forecasts for the coming months and years. According to a recent study by Sonatype, a software composition analysis platform, “new generation” cyber attacks against open source software will increase by 650% in 2021[2]. Hospital services will also be a prime target for these attacks, as evidenced by the recent major incident in which hackers stole the personal data of 1.4 million patients from the AP-HP.

Similarly, for 2021, the CNIL predicts “a 100% increase” in personal data breaches due in part to “the acceleration of dematerialisation and digitalisation with the pandemic”[3].

Towards improved cooperation

It is to find international solutions to the major challenges ahead that this G7 of data protection authorities has come together, echoing the G7 meeting of digital and technology ministers held last spring.

The representatives of the regulatory bodies of the 7 countries concerned (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States) thus agreed on the importance of a united and international approach, in a cooperative setting.

The topics that were covered

Here is the list of topics that were covered, provided by the CNIL:

 

  • Intersection between personal data protection and competition – interregulation in support of a robust global digital economy.
  • Shaping the future of online tracking.
  • Designing artificial intelligence with respect to data protection.
  • Rethinking remedies in the digital age.
  • Technological innovation in a pandemic context: a test for data protection rights.
  • Government access and international data flows: what role for regulatory cooperation in ensuring real trust?
  • Developing a framework for cross-border transfer of personal data and cooperation between G7 data protection authorities[4].

 

In short, this is a first step towards international regulation of data protection. A type of regulation that will prove to be indispensable in the years to come.

 

 

[1] “Premier g7 Des Autorités De Protection Des Données : Un Débat International Sur La Coopération Dans La Régulation Du Numérique.” Fil d Ariane, 17 Sept. 2021, www.cnil.fr/fr/premier-g7-des-autorites-de-protection-des-donnees.

[2] Cimino, Valentin. “Le Tout Premier G7 Des Autorités De Protection Des Données S’est Tenu Au Royaume-Uni.” Siècle Digital, Siècle Digital, 20 Sept. 2021, siecledigital.fr/2021/09/20/g7-autorites-protection-des-donnees-royaume-uni/.

[3] VITARD , ALICE. “Les Violations De Données Personnelles Vont Doubler En 2021, D’après La Cnil.” Usine, 17 Sept. 2021, www.usine-digitale.fr/article/les-violations-de-donnees-personnelles-vont-doubler-en-2021-d-apres-la-cnil.N1141677.

[4]“Premier g7 Des Autorités De Protection Des Données : Un Débat International Sur La Coopération Dans La Régulation Du Numérique.” Fil d Ariane, 17 Sept. 2021, www.cnil.fr/fr/premier-g7-des-autorites-de-protection-des-donnees.

 

 

Sources :
  • Cimino, Valentin. “Le Tout Premier G7 Des Autorités De Protection Des Données S’est Tenu Au Royaume-Uni.” Siècle Digital, Siècle Digital, 20 Sept. 2021, siecledigital.fr/2021/09/20/g7-autorites-protection-des-donnees-royaume-uni/.
  • “Premier g7 Des Autorités De Protection Des Données : Un Débat International Sur La Coopération Dans La Régulation Du Numérique.” Fil d Ariane, 17 Sept. 2021, www.cnil.fr/fr/premier-g7-des-autorites-de-protection-des-donnees.
  • “G7 Data Protection and Privacy Authorities’ Meeting: Communiqué.” ICO, 9 Sept. 2021, ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2021/09/g7-data-protection-and-privacy-authorities-meeting-communiqu%C3%A9/.
  • VITARD , ALICE. “Les Violations De Données Personnelles Vont Doubler En 2021, D’après La Cnil.” Usine, 17 Sept. 2021, www.usine-digitale.fr/article/les-violations-de-donnees-personnelles-vont-doubler-en-2021-d-apres-la-cnil.N1141677.

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