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Marianne Le Moullec

Marianne Le Moullec is an Associate in the Litigation Department, resident in the Paris office. She works in collaboration with Mireille Dany, a Partner in charge of the Antitrust & Distribution Law practice in Paris.Marianne's practice focuses on antitrust law and she has vast knowledge of and experience dealing with French and European antitrust and distribution law, regarding both contentious and non-contentious aspects. She advises and represents clients in a wide range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, on matters such as French and European antitrust litigation, merger control, European common market law, distribution law, and regulatory and consumer law.In addition, Marianne is a frequent lecturer and speaks at many conferences on competition- and distribution-related issues.

Posts by Marianne Le Moullec

One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL’s Activity Report 2013 Reveals and what to expect in 2014

Posted in International

According to the French Data Protection Authority’s (“CNIL”) recently issued activity report for 2013, the CNIL was especially busy in 2013. The main topics addressed by the CNIL in 2013 were the creation of a national consumer credit database, the right to be forgotten, the right to refuse cookies, the proposed EU Regulation, and, of… Continue Reading

The French Data Protection Authority Fines Google for Breach of French Privacy Laws

Posted in Data Privacy Laws, European Union, Online Privacy

After two years of investigation and proceedings regarding Google’s privacy policy, European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) are now reaching their final decisions against Google. The French DPA (“CNIL”) issued ,on January 3rd 2014, a decision ruling that Google’s privacy policy did not comply with the French Data Protection laws and imposed a fine of €… Continue Reading

Where do we stand on the territorial scope of EU data protection law following the recent European Parliament vote?

Posted in Data Privacy Laws, European Union, Legislation, Online Privacy

The determination of the territorial scope of the current EU Directive n° 95/46 is still under dispute both before national Courts and the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This issue may soon become moot with the adoption of future data protection regulation, which may modify and expand the territorial scope of EU data privacy law,… Continue Reading

Six European Data Protection Authorities Will Launch Legal Actions against Google Stemming from its Privacy Policy

Posted in Behavioral Marketing, Data Privacy Laws, European Union, International, Online Privacy, Privacy Litigation

The French, Italian, British, German, Spanish and Dutch Data Protection Authorities announced on April 2, 2013 that each will launch investigations and enforcement actions against Google on the grounds that its privacy policy is not compliant with the European Directive on Data Protection, available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm, (the “Directive”).

European Data Protection Supervisor Weighs in on the Cloud Debate by Issuing an Opinion

Posted in Cloud Computing, European Union

It has been reported that Google will give EU businesses the opportunity to store personal data exclusively on servers in the EU. This appears to have been prompted by compliance difficulties with the current EU data protection Directive when cloud computing service providers store personal data on servers or in data centres based outside the… Continue Reading

One year of Data Protection Enforcement in France: what the CNIL’s Activity Report Reveals

Posted in Workplace Privacy

The French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) has recently issued its activity report for 2011 (http://www.cnil.fr/fileadmin/documents/en/Cnil-RA2011-EN/index.html.) It provides us with some interesting data and allows us to reflect on the ever-growing importance of privacy and data protection in France. Video-surveillance, the right to be forgotten on the Internet, data breaches and abusive data collection by companies… Continue Reading

European Data Protection Authorities Publish Guidelines Clarifying Exemptions to Cookie Consent Requirement

Posted in Data Privacy Laws, European Union

  On June 7, 2012, the Article 29 Working Party, an independent advisory body composed of representatives from the national data protection authorities of the EU Member States, the European Data Protection Supervisor and the European Commission, issued Opinion 04/2012 regarding which types of cookies are exempted from the informed user-consent requirement under Directive 2002/58… Continue Reading