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Whistleblowing systems: the CNIL takes a new step toward more flexibility

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • February 19 2014

On 30 January 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) issued a deliberation no. 2014-042, once again modifying the deliberation no

Company held liable for CEO's negative comments on Twitter

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • November 10 2011

In a decision dated 26 July 2011, the Paris Commercial Court penalised the company Zlio for the defamation committed by its CEO against a service provider on Twitter

TV production company ordered to pay nearly 1 million to the participants of a reality TV show

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • July 14 2011

The Court of Appeal of Versailles has held that 56 participants of the reality TV show called "L’Ile de la Tentation" are employees under French labour law

Seizure of emails by the French Competition Authority are beyond the scope of the Data Protection Act

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 7 2010

The Versailles Court of Appeal has ruled that seizures carried out by the Competition Authority are not covered by the Data Protection Act

Douai Court of Appeal condemns company for abusive indexing

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 19 2012

A company, Saveur Bière, created numerous websites whose sole purpose was to link to the main website of the company

Breach of non-disclosure agreement and unfair competition

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • June 28 2011

Net Innovations developed a software program with functionalities that were similar to the software belonging to Kaolink

Sentence imposed for "camcording"

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • May 31 2012

On 12 January 2012, the Criminal Court of Dax sentenced a "camcording" pirate to nine months in prison (subject to reprieve) and to pay 373,500 in damages

Court rules whistle-blower system illegal

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • February 15 2010

The French Cour de Cassation (the Supreme Civil Court) has ruled that the whistle-blower system implemented by a company was illegal

Website hosting provider considered an editor

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • March 29 2010

The French Supreme Court (the Cour de Cassation) has confirmed the position of the Court of Appeal, which ruled that by placing advertising spaces on personal web pages, Tiscali, a French website hosting provider, qualifies as an editor of content and is, therefore, fully responsible for such content

No geo-location data without prior notification to employees

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • France
  • -
  • January 12 2011

The Dijon Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer cannot use the location data of an employee to justify his dismissal if the location device was not previously and individually brought to the attention of the employee concerned and was not covered by a notification filed with the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL