We are proud to support User Privacy best practises and to have already helped more than 1 million websites worldwide keep control over their data.

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 cnil.fr.

Update: read our new article 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 (Piwik) 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 Cnil.fr

About Matomo

Click here: What is Matomo (Piwik)?

See also: Matomo (Piwik) compliant with German Privacy Laws

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


Matthieu Aubry

While studying in India in 2006, Matthieu had the idea of creating an open source analytics alternative to Google Analytics. In 2007 he founded Matomo (formerly Piwik), the now leading open source analytics platform used by more than 1 million websites in 200 countries. Find him on Twitter or Github. Co-founder of InnoCraft.

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