The CNIL will properly instruct France Digitale's complaint against Apple. The association, which represents more than 1,800 digital start-ups and investors, had seized the National Commission for Computing and Liberties last March, to alert the authorities to the omnipresence of personalized s for the benefit of Apple on the devices of the American brand. According to the French complaint, which follows a similar filing launched a few months ago by the Irish authorities, the behavior of the Apple would constitute a manifest and repeated violation of the GDPR , and in particular of the European directive ePrivacy , which aims to specifically protect Internet privacy.
iOS 14.5 and targeting
It must be said that if Apple wants to make iOS 14.5 the last digital bastion of privacy , in particular by allowing users to have more control over the private data collected by the software present on their smartphones, the brand would have established an important distinction between the applications. On the one hand, the software exploited by third companies, which would be subject to the explicit consent of Internet users concerning the collection of data via the Tracking Transparency App, and on the other hand, products marketed by Apple or affiliates, which would fall under targeting by default.
DAlready pinned by the European Commission about its two-speed justice for the collection of user data , Apple will now have to answer for its actions. In a press release published this week, the CNIL recognized itself competent to investigate the complaint initiated by France Digitale, arguing that the situation potentially resulted from a violation of the right of opposition provided for in article 825 of the Data Protection Act, relating in particular to the user's right of opposition. The continuation of a black series for the Apple, which may well be forced to be more severe with its own applications in the future.