Data protection

The Data Protection Officer (CIL)

To carry out its missions, and like any other organization, INED keeps personal data. The Institute scrupulously ensures that all its computerized data are handled in compliance with the law.

Founded by the French law 78-17 of January 6, 1978, on computerized information files and personal liberties, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) is France’s independent administrative authority in charge of ensuring personal data protection. The CNIL’s primary mission is to protect individuals’ private lives and personal and public liberties; it ensures compliance with the “Computerized information and liberties” law. To do so, its main activity is listing and keeping track of existing databases and files.

Processing of “sensitive” data must be authorized by the CNIL. Authorizations for processing this type of information are deliberated and the results published in the Journal Officiel. Legal information on the processing of sensitive data under INED responsibility, namely in the framework of population surveys, may be accessed, upon request and under certain conditions, from INED’s legal office.

The processing of other types of data are to be reported to the CNIL, but since INED has appointed a Data Protection Officer (CIL) the Institute is exempt from this reporting requirement. The function of the CIL was instated by the 2004 revision of the aforementioned law of January 6, 1978. CILs represent the spirit of the data protection (“computerized information and liberties”) law. They record and publish the existence of all instances of personal data processing reported to them. For information on personal data processing at INED, please contact the Data Protection Officer.

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