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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


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


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


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


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


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 courts rule that internet service providers must pay compensation to customers for poor or disrupted service
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • December 17 2007

In two separate cases in the First Instance Courts of Paris and Cherbourg, internet service providers have been found liable for compensation to customers experiencing disrupted internet access or inadequate support services


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


Two judgments of the Paris Civil Court of First Instance establish that Dailymotion is a hosting service provider
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • August 31 2008

In the last edition of the newsletter we considered the recent developments in the law relating to providers of hosting services