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. 

https://www.lelanceur.fr/espionnage-informatique-dun-cabinet-davocats-une-enquete-ouverte-contre-bercy/

https://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/2017/02/new-protection-of-french-whistleblowers-under-the-sapin-ii-law/

Writer: Paul Terra

Publication: Le Lanceur