Press review
9 December 2022

Press review – Week of 5 December 2022

In this press review, you will have the opportunity to discover two court decisions. The first one, is issued by the Court of Cassation in the matter of sound recording, and the second one is issued by the CJEU in the matter of financial transparency. In addition, the review also discusses the agreement between Google and US prosecutors regarding the collection of user location data. Finally, we bring you the report published this month by the AMF on corporate governance.

 

Variations on the duration of sound recording measures

In a decision rendered on 29 November 2022, the Court of Cassation considered that the same domicile could be the object of several sound recording measures on the occasion of distinct proceedings, unless the use of a stratagem is established. Moreover, the fact that the deactivated and unusable technical device remains in the premises is not sufficient to characterize an effective violation of the right to privacy. > Read article

 

“The Court has destroyed in one day the result of years of work”: astonishment in civil society after a judicial decision on financial transparency

Introduced in 2018, transparency of beneficiary registers was one of the flagship measures of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (2018). In a decision of 22 November, the Court of Justice of the European Union declared the public availability of registers of beneficial owners of companies illegal, judging this to be contrary to the respect of privacy and the protection of the personal data of citizens. > Read article

 

Social and environmental responsibility at the heart of the 2022 edition of the AMF report on corporate governance and executive compensation

The French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) published its report on corporate governance and executive compensation in early December. Positive findings were made on a sample of listed companies, notably in the implementation and consideration of CSR initiatives. > Read article

 

Forty Attorneys General v. Google: $391.5 million settlement in the U.S. for the unlawful collection of user location data

In the United States, Google has reached a landmark settlement with forty attorneys general, for the amount of 391.5 million dollars for the unlawful collection of user geolocation data, this agreement is accompanied by commitments to implement measures to better respect user choices. > Read article

 

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