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Web hosting provider must respond to a data subject's request for deletion
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • May 17 2012

The Court of Appeals of Montpellier ruled that an individual using a pseudonym on a public forum may request the web hosting provider of that forum to delete information about his real identity on the basis of Law No. 78- 17 of 6 January 1978 (the French Data Privacy Law


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


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


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


Search engine not liable for linking to database
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • April 18 2011

On 1 February 2011, in a case involving the owner of a real estate advertising database and the operator of a search engine, the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris ruled that the defendant's search engine, which selects advertisements from the claimant's real estate advertising database and ranks them on the basis of a set criteria, does not engage in extraction from a database under intellectual property law


The High Court of Paris dismisses suit by collecting society against video sharing site
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • July 19 2011

The High Court of Paris has rejected a legal action for alleged "acts of infringement" initiated by the Civil Society of Phonogram Producers in France (SPPF), the French collecting society managing the rights of independent record producers, against YouTube


Search engines for real estate advertisements deemed lawful
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • May 3 2012

Several websites (the Websites) have been sued for automatically listing real estate advertisements posted on other websites and providing links to the web pages where the advertisements are posted


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


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


Suspended sentence for the creation of a fake social networking profile
  • Baker McKenzie
  • France
  • November 25 2011

The Auxerre Court penalised a fifty-four year old man to a five-month suspended sentence for creating a fake profile on a social networking site and a fine of 410 to compensate his victim