France: The Blockchain Facing GDPR

11/30/2018

THE BLOCKCHAIN IS A TECHNOLOGY A PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING CAN RELY ON. ITS VERY SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS RAISE DIFFICULTIES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OBLIGATIONS IMPOSED BY THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR).

ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2018, THE CNIL (THE FRENCH DATA PROTECTION AUTHORITY) ISSUED ITS FIRST ANALYSIS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO USE THE BLOCKCHAIN WHEN THEY PROCESS PERSONAL DATA.

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