On September 22, 2008, the Paris Court of First Instance ruled, following a summary proceeding (juge des référés), that the use of an individual’s family name to sell products on a genealogy web site did not constitute a breach of the individual’s right to privacy because the individual could not be directly or indirectly identified through his family name alone. However, the conclusion of the Court should be limited to the specific facts of the case (complaint about the selling of products with family names on a genealogy web site). The full text of the Court decision is available (in French) here.