The Anonymity Of Judicial Decisions On The Internet Under French Law

Although free access to judicial decisions is generally guaranteed under French law, several entities, including the Personal Data Collection Agency, strongly advocate for the anonymity of judicial decisions published on the Internet. From the one side, the justice administration is expected to be transparent and freely accesible; from the other side, citizens are entitled to protection of their private life. These two opposite concerns clearly lead to a conflict.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the main characteristics of the CNIL recommendation?
What is the legal basis of this recommendation?

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