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New measures in the electronic communications sector

March 2008 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Bersay & Associés .

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French Act no. 2008-3 dated 3 January 2008  on the development of competition to benefit consumers (the Chatel Act), provides for new measures to benefit consumers.

The new provisions are notably with regard to electronic communications contracts entered into with a consumer (a physical person), whether or not that person is acting for professional ends. They will enter into effect on 1 June 2008 and will be applicable to contracts already in force.

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