Feb 272014
 February 27, 2014  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Oliver Proust writes:

On February 24, 2014, the French Parliament adopted a new law regulating the real-time geolocation of individuals for law enforcement purposes (the “Law”). This Law was adopted in response to two decisions of the Court of Cassation of October 22nd, 2013, which ruled that the use of real-time geolocation devices in the context of judicial proceedings constitutes an invasion of privacy that must be authorized by a judge on the grounds of an existing law. A similar ruling was handed by the European Court of Human Rights on September 2nd, 2010 (ECRH, Uzun v. Germany).

Read more on  Field Fisher Waterhouse Privacy and Information Law Blog.

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