On June 29, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) issued a decision (source document in French) holding that only natural persons can invoke a breach of their privacy within the meaning of Article 9 of the Civil Code. Although French judges previously held that legal entities could benefit from some privacy attributes, the French Supreme Court refused to extend such protection and to recognize a general right to privacy for legal entities.

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