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Cecile Martin

Cecile Martin

Special International Labor & Employment Counsel

Cécile Martin is an international counsel in labor law at Proskauer. She is a member of the International Labor & Employment Group and of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group of the Firm.

Cécile began her career at the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) where she earned extensive experience in data privacy. This particular skill has allowed her to intervene on both labor law and new technologies law matters, specifically on employee cyber surveillance, data transfer to foreign countries including in discovery procedures (French blocking statute law application, The Hague Convention), and framework use of social media. Cécile is the author of the Proskauer Study 2014: Social Media in the Workplace.

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A New Solution for Global Outsourcing? The EU Commission Considers New SCCs For Cross-Border Data Transfers

The European Commission is considering modifying the standard contractual clauses (hereafter “SCCs”) established on December 27, 2001 and used by data controllers to transfer personal data to data processors located outside the EU. The new SCCs may introduce more flexibility in processing services and better reflect new business practices. Although the European Commission has not yet … Continue Reading

UK Data Protection Authority Publishes Draft Guidelines for Implementing Privacy Policies

The UK Information Commissioner Office ("ICO", the UK data privacy agency) has recently issued an informative code of practice to assist companies collecting personal data so that they can better draft clear privacy notices to data subjects about how the company intends to use personal data, and especially when such data is considered to be … Continue Reading

Focus on the EU and France — Can US Employers Collect Sensitive Data about Their Employees Resident in the EU?

US employers are sometimes required for diversity purposes to collect data regarding the race and ethnicity of their employees.  However, collection of such “sensitive” data may infringe EU data protection laws under Article 8 of the EU Data Protection Directive.  This blog post is designed to provide some basic information about Article 8 and its … Continue Reading

French Data Protection Agency Rules that Employees Are Entitled to View Their Evaluations

  Earlier this year, CNIL, the French Data Protection Agency, issued a ruling that changed the confidentiality treatment accorded to employee evaluations under French law. CNIL ruled that employees must be able to review any evaluations written about them by their employers. The CNIL issued the ruling after receiving several complaints from employees of an … Continue Reading
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