Paris prosecutor investigates claim that tax authorities hacked lawyer's confidential database
In 2018, the Paris prosecutor's office opened a preliminary inquiry after the lawyer Pierre Farge accused a Bercy specialist intelligence branch of the tax authorities of hacking his firm's database to access information covered by professional confidentiality. The case serves to illustrate the difficulties of launching such a challenge in France, and also the functioning of the tax administration even after the passage of a 2017 law protecting whistleblowers.
Writer: Paul Terra
Publication: Le Lanceur