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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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


New French law gives consumers greater rights
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • April 28 2008

In December 2007 the French Parliament adopted new legislation to develop competition for the benefit of consumers