Strategic Lawering Paris Lyon Bruxelles

Data processing

Published at 29 March 2019
Author : Anaëlle Idjeri
E-newsletter: March 2019
In the wake of the lengthy judgment by which it had ordered Twitter to amend almost all the clauses contained in its contractual documentation intended for French users – which we commented in an article entitled Unfair terms and personal data: Twitter sentenced by a French court – the Paris Court of First Instance ruled on February 12, 2019 on the validity of the clauses contained in Google's General Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The combined reading of the thorough analysis made by the Court in this recent decision and in the previous decision concerning Twitter offers a valuable framework for identifying provisions that may be considered abusive or unlawful within the meaning of French consumer law and the legislation on the protection of personal data.
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Published at 28 September 2018
Author : Anaëlle Idjeri
E-newsletter: September 2018
By a judgment dated August 7, 2018, the First Instance Court of Paris ruled on the illegal nature – under French Consumer law and the French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978 – of several clauses included in the various versions of Twitter’s Terms of Use, Confidentiality Policy and Rules. Twitter was ordered to change all of its contractual documentation intended for French users and to make the entire judgment publicly available. Professionals are now warned: French consumer law provisions must be strictly considered when drafting their general terms of use and confidentiality policies.
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