France: Internet Watchdog and the right to be forgotten

CNIL has published its annual report for 2014.

The French data protection authority Commission Nationale de L'informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) has published its report for 2014.  It reveals that calls from the French public increased by 7% over the year.   

In total, CNIL received 135,000 calls from the public, including 11,000 specific requests.  These were divided fairly equally between requests for access to public authority data and data protection issues.

260 requests specifically concerned the right to be forgotten.  CNIL referred about 90 of these cases to Google.

Sources: The Register; ITProPortal.