The Economic Impact of Personal Data Protection: A CNIL Work Programme
The French data protection authority, the CNIL, has set up a new economic analysis team to measure the economic impact of regulatory choices in the way personal data is handled. The medium-term work programme adopted by the CNIL includes topics such as personal data and competition, calculating penalties, privacy-friendly business models, secondary data markets and economic assessments of the GDPR. They will also look at the economic implications for companies of having a Data Protection Officer. The aim is to supplement existing studies on the economic effects of data protection, and to promote understanding of how regulation affects these industries.