Legal basis under French data protection law

The legal bases for lawful data processing are set out in Art. 7. The structure differs from that of the GDPR in such a way that, in principle, consent must be obtained for processing unless another legal basis (the same as in the GDPR) applies.

  • 7 2° restricts Art. 6 (1)(d) GDPR (vital interests) in such a way that it only applies to saving the life of the data subject.
  • 7 5° extends the scope of application of Art. 6 (1)(f) (legitimate interest) GDPR by deleting the inapplicability to public bodies provided for in the GDPR.
  • Art. 7-1 reduces the age for consent to 15 years.

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