The French Supreme Court rules that globally seizing electronic mailboxes is limited by the principle of legal professional privilege (Medtronic)

On 24 April 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that the powers of inspectors to globally seize electronic mailboxes are limited by the rights of the defence and, more specifically, the legal professional privilege (“LPP”). As a result, in 6 separate judgments, the French Supreme Court (partially) quashed 6 decisions rendered by the First President of the Paris Court of Appeal, which covered apparently three different competition investigations. One of these judgments, concerning

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Martin Favart, The French Supreme Court rules that globally seizing electronic mailboxes is limited by the principle of legal professional privilege (Medtronic), 24 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2013, Art. N° 56908

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