On March 18, 2009, the French Court of Cassation (Cour de cassation Chambre sociale Arrêt du 18 mars 2009) ruled that a company that had dismissed an employee for using the company’s Internet access for non-professional purposes during more than 40 hours in the same month had a legal cause for dismissal. This decision follows a previous decision of July 9, 2008 (Cour de cassation Chambre sociale Arrêt du 9 juillet 2008), whereby the Court of Cassation ruled that an employee accessing the Internet via the company’s computer during working hours is presumably doing so for professional purposes. The full March 2009 decision is available (in French) here, and the July 2008 decision is available (in French) here.