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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


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


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 “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 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


Trademark infringement on the web: a bailiff affidavit has no probative value if the investigation was not technically sound
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • February 21 2007

A decision of the Paris Court of Appeal on 17 November 2006 regarding the conduct of a bailiff’s investigation could be relevant to future trademark infringement litigation


The last twists and turns of the Google saga
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • April 27 2007

In the last six months there have been new developments in the “Google saga” regarding the liability of Google for its AdWords services


More cases, more confusion? The continuing saga of internet hosting provider liability under French law
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • December 17 2007

A spate of recent cases on the liability of internet hosting providers in France is currently causing a lot of ink to flow


French judge dismisses the claims of French families association against SecondLife
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • October 23 2007

On 2 July 2007, a summary judge of the Paris first instance tribunal rejected the claim of two families associations against Linden Research, the operators of the online virtual world, SecondLife, and various web access providers