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United States: The US District Court of Northern District of California orders the Federal Trade Commission to produce documents that foreign authorities wanted to keep confidential (Qualcomm)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. While European or French competition law has considerably improved its rules on the confidentiality of sensitive documents within the European Union, the risks of uncontrolled disclosure are still very high in purely international relations. Companies cooperating with the European authorities may indeed see documents transmitted, and whose confidentiality they would like to preserve, being the subject of requests for disclosure in the context of legal proceedings in the United States. A decision of 24 August 2017, handed down by the Federal Court for the Northern District of California, is a perfect illustration of this reality. The case concerns the US

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Jean-Christophe Roda, United States: The US District Court of Northern District of California orders the Federal Trade Commission to produce documents that foreign authorities wanted to keep confidential (Qualcomm), 24 August 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2018, Art. N° 87023, pp. 211-212

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