SAFARI

Automated System for Administrative Files and Directories of Individuals
SAFARI was an attempt by the French government, under the presidency of Georges Pompidou, to create a centralized database of personal data.wikipedia
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The massive popular rejection of this project promoted the creation of the CNIL to ensure data privacy.
The CNIL was created partially in response to public outrage against the SAFARI program, which was an attempt by the French government to create a centralized database allowing French citizens to be personally identified by different government services.

Government database

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SAFARI was an attempt by the French government, under the presidency of Georges Pompidou, to create a centralized database of personal data.

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France

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SAFARI was an attempt by the French government, under the presidency of Georges Pompidou, to create a centralized database of personal data.

Georges Pompidou

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SAFARI was an attempt by the French government, under the presidency of Georges Pompidou, to create a centralized database of personal data.

INSEE code

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The database was supposed to interconnect data, in particular through the use of the INSEE code (also used as a Social Security number).

Social Security number

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The database was supposed to interconnect data, in particular through the use of the INSEE code (also used as a Social Security number).

Le Monde

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On March 21, 1974 an article in the newspaper Le Monde brought public attention to the project.

Jacques Chirac

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On 21 March 1974, he cancelled the SAFARI project due to privacy concerns after its existence was revealed by Le Monde.