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France: CNIL cookie compliance inspections as from October 2014
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • July 23 2014

On 11 July 2014, the French Data Protection Authority ("CNIL") announced future enforcement actions in relation to cookies (article available in


Your pocket guide to VAT on digital e-commerce
  • Bird & Bird
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Digital e-commerce is a rapidly growing business market within the EU, emerging as a key economic driver. However, as acknowledged by the EU


France is “stepping up its game” with the adoption of new esports regulatory rules
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • July 11 2017

By two decrees adopted on 9 May 2017, France is materializing its regulatory framework applicable to esports competitions and esports labor contracts


Internet and free Wi-Fi access: the CNIL’s report following its controls
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • January 6 2015

As part of its mission of controlling the use of personal data, the CNIL has recently scrutinized the provision of free and public Internet access


The French Data Protection Authority unveils its 2014 targets for inspections
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • April 30 2014

In its annual programme for 2014, the CNIL has set an overall objective to carry out around 550 inspections (33). Of these inspections, around 350


France: CNIL publishes new cookie guidance
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • December 18 2013

On December 17, 2013, the French Data Protection Authority - CNIL - published its new cookie guidance


Paris court applies US fair use law to Google Image search
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • August 31 2008

In this case, the French Civil Court held that US law will apply in a copyright infringement case, even though the party suing was a French organisation


French Supreme Court refers Google AdWords questions to European Court of Justice
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • August 31 2008

The French Cour de Cassation has recently referred to the European Court of Justice several questions concerning the use of Google AdWords


French Supreme Court authorises online bookstores to offer free delivery to their customers
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • August 31 2008

Under a French law dating from 1981, online book stores have been unable to offer free delivery, as such offers have been considered to be bonuses which are illegal


Illegal internet file downloads under HADOPI 1 and 2
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 10 2010

In 2007 the French government requested a commission led by Denis Olivennes to broker an agreement between organisations representing the music and film industry and internet service providers on proposals to combat unlawful file-sharing