French Court of Appeals Ruling Upholding Competition Authority's Search and Seizure of Company Employee Emails

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On February 19, 2010, the French Court of Appeals of Versailles upheld the unlimited search and seizure of a company’s emails by several agents of the French Competition Authority. These agents had been authorized by a French freedoms and custody judge to inspect the emails of several employees for the purposes of an investigation into an alleged abuse of a dominant position in the pharmaceutical market.

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