Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Proof of writing in digital format - France

The implications for cybercrime are obvious, but the case by the French Supreme Court is interesting. It deals with a private law issue, where proof was needed that an e-mail has been sent by the social security services. The Court highlights a series of conditions necessary for evidence to be accepted. Obviously, a printed copy of the e-mail is not sufficient, but incredibly, that was what was used by the services!

"La valeur probante de l’écrit numérique" (JDN, 18 February 2009) - Cour de Cassation le 4 décembre 2008 (pourvoi n°07-17622)

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