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Travel websites held liable for unfair practices
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 12 2012

On 4 October 2011, the Paris Court held three travel websites liable for unfair practices for posting misleading information on their websites regarding the availability of hotel rooms


Paris court gives full effect to an indemnification clause in a cloud computing agreement
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • November 17 2011

In a decision dated 12 July 2011, the Commercial Court of Paris rendered a decision in favour of a provider of cloud computing services


French Supreme Court upholds employer's access to employee emails
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 29 2010

The French Supreme Court (the Cour de Cassation) has confirmed the position of the Angers Court of Appeal, which ruled that an employer can freely access its employee's emails located on his company-issued computer


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


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


Confidential computer data theft
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • January 31 2012

The Clermont-Ferrand Criminal Court sentenced a former employee who had stolen customer and supplier data files from his former employer


Fine imposed for disparaging former employer online
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 16 2012

Believing his dismissal was unjustified, a former employee of an insurance company created a new social networking profile and used a pseudonym to disparage his former employer


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


Court of Appeal rules on software implementation contract
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 23 2012

On 25 November 2011, the Court of Appeal of Poitiers reversed the decision of the Court of Niort dated 14 December 2009, which had concluded that IBM was guilty of fraudulent concealment at the expense of MAIF, a French insurance company, in relation to the signing of a software implementation contract


Organisation in charge of collecting the private copying levy held liable for damages
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • France
  • March 28 2012

Since France's rate for the private copy levy is one of the highest in Europe, Rueducommerce, an e-commerce website, argued that it lost customers because online merchants located in other EU Member States which do not have such a levy system can sell their goods at a lower price compared to online merchants located in France