CNIL Issues Guidelines On Free Wi-Fi Networks

Author:Ms Paloma Bru, Laurent De Muyter, Undine von Diemar, Marina Foncuberta, Olivier Haas, Jörg Hladjk, Bastiaan A. Kout, Matthijs Lagas, Jonathon Little, Martin Lotz, Hatziri Minaudier, Giuseppe Mezzapesa, Selma Olthof, Audrey M. Paquet, Elizabeth A. Robertson and Rhys Thomas
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On October 25, CNIL issued guidelines (source document in French) on best practices when using a third-party Wi-Fi in a public area. CNIL recommended that individuals confirm the name of the network with the network owner, provide minimal information when registering, and turn off the wireless tracking functionality when not using Wi-Fi.

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