Alumni Websites Under French Law

Alumni websites encounter a growing success worldwide. The quality of alumni websites depends on the quality of the data collected. Indeed, the names, addresses, birth dates and curriculum of alumni of a particular school, college, university or company are gathered in databases. Under French law, the creation and operation of alumni websites must abide by the principles of intellectual property law, press law and personal data collection law.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is the content of an alumni website protected under French law?
What rules apply to the collect of personal data under French law?
What is the main legal risk related to the creation of an alumni website?
How can alumni websites limit this legal risk?


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