French presidential candidates violate website consent requirements


According to research conducted by Ronan Chardonneau, a French associate professor of digital marketing at Angers University, none of the websites of the eleven candidates' in the 2017 French presidential elections, that he looked into respected CNIL's directives regarding information that should be available on the website and consent requirements for data collection. According to this research, nine of the candidates used Google Analytics, without activating the option to anonymize data before sending to Google. As a result, the moment individuals landed on the candidates' website their presence and information was automatically registered.

Source: Report by TacticalTech and Judith Duportail "The 2017 Presidential Election: The arrival of targeted political speech in French politics"