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Anne-Solène Gay has been selected by The Best Lawyers™ in France

We are delighted to inform you that Anne-Solène Gay has just been selected for inclusion in the Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in France notably for her practice in Telecommunications Law.

The Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in France has been publicly released and is now available here....



Online advertising transparency: the decree has been published at last

The decree n°2017-159 dated 9 February 2017 on digital advertising services was published on 10 February 2017.

Adopted pursuant to article 131 of law n°2015-990 known as “Macron Act”, amending article 23 of law n°93-122 known as “Sapin Act”, this decree aims at extending the transparency......



The European Commission has published its proposal to reform the e-privacy directive

The 10 January 2017, the European Commission announced its draft regulation on privacy aims to reforming the e-privacy directive and to reinforcing the respect of individual’s private life in electronic communications sector. It follows the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This draft......



BEHRING won the Client Choice Award 2017 for its telecom practice

Anne-Solène Gay is delighted to inform you that BEHRING just won the Client Choice Award 2017 for its practice in telecommunications law.

 

The official list of selected firms is available on the Client Choice website www.clientchoice.com and the page regarding BEHRING is accessible......



Open data in the health domain

To improve research and innovation in the health domain, the law n°2016-41 dated 26 January 2016 for the modernization of our health system created the national health data system.

This is a database gathering information concerning individual’s health history, such as their medical consultations,......



Plain packaging: the French administrative supreme court dismisses request brought by tobacco companies

As Australia and the United-Kingdom previously did, France adopted a regulation enforcing plain packaging. Therefore, since 1 January 2017, only plain packages can be stored on the tobacconist shelves.

By its decision dated 23 December 2016, the French administrative supreme court (Conseil d’Etat)......



Personal data: class actions are now possible

The law n°2016-1547 dated 18 November 2016 for the modernization of the justice of the XXIst century has extended the right to class action in many areas and notably regarding personal data processing.

Based on new Article 43 ter of the French data protection law (law n°78-17 dated 6 January 1978......



Roaming: The council of the European Union sets out its position on the wholesale roaming tariffs

On 2 December 2016, the Council of the European Union adopted a general guidance on the wholesale roaming tariffs that each telecom operator charges to other telecom operator who uses its mobile network for the purpose of the provision of roaming services.

The Council considers that the maximum......



The French Supreme Court dispels any doubt: an IP address is personal data

In its decision dated 3 November 2016, the French Supreme court brings to an end many years of uncertainty by explicitly acknowledging the status of personal data of an IP address.

The question relating to the IP address status has long been subject to debate within French judicial authorities......



The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws 2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws 2017 has been published. BEHRING exclusive chapter for France is available here.

 

The complete Guide is now live on ICLG website and FREE to ......


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