Folllowing the announcements of French Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance Christine LAGARDE promoting economic intelligence and the protection of business, against the background of the Renault "industrial espionage" case, a bill No. 3103 relating to economic information protection was filed with the Assemblée Nationale on 13 January 2011.

The bill provides special penalties for infringements or attempted infringements of the confidentiality of protected economic information, defined as information "which does not form part of the general knowledge freely available to the public, which has (...) economic value for the undertaking, and for whose protection the legitimate owner has implemented substantive measures (...) in order to keep it secret".