Independent Center for Data Privacy Protection in France (CNIL) recommends Matomo for compliance with data protection laws

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Today we are delighted to announce that the Independent Center for Data Privacy Protection in France (CNIL) has promoted Matomo (Piwik) as the “only web analytics tool that provides full compliance with data protection laws”. Read the announcement in french on

Read the latest related update (Oct 2021):
Matomo exempt from tracking consent in France

Related article (Oct 2014):
French CNIL recommends Matomo: the only analytics tool that does not require Cookie Consent.

To achieve this compliance, the CNIL has studied the source code of Matomo to ensure its full compliance with the new law. They have created a document to help companies and individuals configure their Matomo: How to configure Matomo (PDF file in french)

Their criteria for Web Analytics solutions are listed in french on this page.

About the CNIL

The CNIL is an independent administrative body that operates in accordance with the French data protection legislation. The CNIL has been entrusted with the general duty to inform people of the rights that the data protection legislation allows them.

The role and responsabilities of the CNIL are:

  • to protect citizens and their data
  • to regulate and control processing of personal data
  • to inspect the security of data processing systems and applications, and impose penalties

Learn more (in English) on

About Matomo

Click here: What is Matomo?

See also: Matomo compliant with German Privacy Laws

See also: Data Privacy Day! Matomo announces “Liberate Your Analytics Data” Day

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