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Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA
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  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to

French Data Protection Authority reviews 100 websites during EU cookies sweep day

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • September 19 2014

On September 18, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (the "CNIL") announced plans to review 100 French websites on September 18-19, 2014. This

Are you cookie compliant? EU regulators to audit websites this week

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • September 16 2014

In July, the French CNIL announced that an EU-wide compliance initiative called “European Cookies Sweep Day” would be carried out this week from 15 to

New steps in the European cookie regime

  • Taylor Wessing
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  • France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain
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  • September 8 2014

Following the implementation by EU Member States of the "cookie directive", Directive 2009136EC on e-Privacy, the past year has seen various

Domain names may infringe droit d'auteur

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • France
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  • September 8 2014

The Lyons Court of Appeal has confirmed a first-instance decision which found that the registration and use of a domain name constituted not only

CNIL warns Orange over security and confidentiality breaches

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • France
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  • September 1 2014

The CNIL has issued a public warning to the telecommunications provider Orange over security and confidentiality breaches. In April 2014, Orange

French data protection authority announces upcoming inspections

  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
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  • European Union, France
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  • August 21 2014

The French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) recently announced it would begin inspections in the fall of 2014 of on-site and remote locations to

France: a French court orders a Swiss company selling French game tickets over the internet to prevent French internet users from accessing part of its websites

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • France
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  • August 20 2014

On April 10, 2014, the Court of First Instance of Paris found that VIAGOGO, a Swiss company operating a website selling sports tickets on the

French Data Protection Authority to audit compliance with website cookie rules

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
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  • European Union, France
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  • August 7 2014

On July 11, the French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, announced that, following a mid-September "cookie sweep," it will begin conducting audits in

French Data Protection Authority given new powers to conduct online investigations

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • France
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  • August 5 2014

Recently, a new consumer law was passed in France that gave the French Data Protection Authority, the CNIL, expanded powers to perform online