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France: Bill transposing EU law on AML/CFT, interoperability, and digital consumer protection receives first reading

The National Assembly published, on 13 July 2020, a bill ('the Bill') aiming at transposing EU law on economic and financial measures, which has been adopted by the Senate and has received its first reading by the National Assembly. In particular, the Bill consists of 11 chapters covering, among other things, consumer protection in the context of digital services, the interoperability of online platforms, as well as anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism ('AML/CFT'). More specifically, the Bill aims to transpose Directive (EU) 2019/1153 of 20 June 2019 on facilitating the use of financial and other information for the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of certain criminal offences, and repealing Council Decision 2000/642/JHA, to facilitate the interoperability of data in the context of digital platforms after consultation with the French data protection authority ('CNIL'), while also proposing to amend the Consumer Code to ensure that online platform operators refrain from undermining the consumer's autonomy through altering the user interface when they obtain users' consent.

You can read the Bill here and track the Bill's progress here, both only available in French.