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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


Breaches of data subjects' rights on the internet
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • April 15 2009

The CNIL (Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés) issued a warning against the website “entreparticuliers.com” which specialises in putting real estate buyers and sellers in contact with each other


Paris Court of Appeal holds Dailymotion to be a hosting provider
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • November 2 2010

The Paris Court of Appeal has confirmed that Dailymotion is a hosting provider despite the fact that its commercial activities are supported by advertising revenues


Toward the adoption of initial interest confusion
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • June 27 2011

Under the doctrine of initial interest confusion in US trade mark law, there may be a finding of infringement where, as a result of the use by an advertiser of a third party’s trade mark, a consumer, who was initially interested in the advertisement in which said trade mark was used, later discovers, before making the purchase of goods or services, that such products or services in fact do not originate from the owner of the trade mark but from a competitor


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


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


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 “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 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


France: Pinckney, the case continues as Supreme Court formulates its position
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • January 27 2014

On 22nd January 2014 the Cour de cassation issued a significant ruling concerning the jurisdiction of the French courts with regard to violation of