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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


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


User-generated content and ISP liability in France
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 4 2009

The question of liability of internet service providers has become a crucial issue worldwide due in particular to the recent development of the web 2.0 and the increase in the popularity of peer to peer file sharing


The French “three strikes” system is raised from the dead
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • December 14 2009

On 22 September, the French Parliament passed a bill providing a new version of the "three strikes" system against persistent illegal filesharers


The Dailymotion case: a tough decision for internet hosting providers?
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • October 24 2007

Dailymotion is a free-of-charge website allowing internet users to host, store, upload and comment upon their personal videos


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


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


The liability of service providers in the information society. Reflections about the judgment of the European Court of Justice delivered on 23 March 2010 in joined cases C-236 to 238 08 Google v Louis Vuitton and others before the CJ (formerly ECJ)
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, France
  • June 21 2010

The liability of the company Google France as provider of data storage services online is analysed in the recent Judgment of the CJ in cases C-23608, C-23708 and C-23808


French Supreme Court rules against Tiscali in Lucky Comics hosting liability case
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 10 2010

In the first hosting liability case to reach the French Supreme Court, Tiscali has been held not to qualify as a host of personal web pages stored for its users


Google practices on the online advertising market under review by the French Competition Authority
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • September 17 2010

On 30 June 2010, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") issued an interim measures decision ordering Google to modify its policy for its online advertising service AdWords