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French courts clarify rules governing implementation of whistleblowing systems

Two recent decisions issued by a French Tribunal of First Instance (Caen Tribunal of First Instance, Interim Decision, 5 November 2009) and by the French Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation, 8 December 2009) have brought whistleblowing and the implementation of ethics helplines in French companies to the forefront of the nation’s conversation on data protection.

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