Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (JD Supra France)
The French Competition Authority Fines Apple an Unprecedented EUR 1.1 Billion for Resale Price Maintenance, Abuse of Economic Dependency, and Product and Customer Allocation
In 2012, eBizcuss, Apple's largest premium reseller in France, complained to the French Competition Authority (FCA) about Apple's abuse of dominant position and a volley of unfair competitive practices. eBizcuss, which had operated as an Apple Premium Reseller (APR) in France from 2008 to 2012 before going into liquidation, publicly blamed Apple for its financial difficulties, and specifically...
French Data Protection Authority Unveils Its Inspection Program for 2015
On May 25, 2015, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published its annual inspection program for 2015, unveiling its objectives and priorities for the year. This alert highlights the main priorities of the CNIL for 2015. Companies that operate in one of the sectors identified by the CNIL and that have an establishment in France or provide products or services to French individuals should...