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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


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


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


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


Best practices for the online sale of medical drugs in France
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • September 27 2013

The online sale of medical drugs has been officially authorised in France following an ordinance of December 19th, 2012 (the "Ordinance") and its


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


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


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