The Paris Court of Appeal reviews the legality of searches and seizures of electronic documents during dawn raids

Called upon to review the practice of untargeted searches and seizures of digital data by the investigators of the French Competition Authority, a judge delegated by the President of the Paris Court of Appeal (the "President’s delegate") recently stayed proceedings and requested an expert opinion on the availability of selective search techniques. The proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal concern on-the-spot inspections carried out by the French Competition Authority in December 2009 at the premises of three companies suspected of anticompetitive practices in the

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Martin Favart, The Paris Court of Appeal reviews the legality of searches and seizures of electronic documents during dawn raids, 2 November 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2010, Art. N° 41290

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