The CNIL (French Commission for Data protection and Liberties) is a French, independent, and administrative authority.

It acts according to the law “loi « Informatique et Libertés »”

It ensures that data processing:

  • Serve citizens
  • Respect human identity, human rights, private life, individual and public liberties.

The CNIL is essential in clinical research as this type of research needs to collect a lot of personal data. These data as sometimes sensitive data (medical data, etc.).