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The Privacy Advisor | Global Privacy Dispatches - France - Theft of President's Bank Details Related reading: Takeaways from the first review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Theft of the French president’s bank details

It all started when President Nicolas Sarkozy found that 170 Euros had been charged on his bank account for no reason. The police investigated, suspecting something big planned against the president. In the end, it turned out that an employee of a subcontractor for Canal +, the French pay TV channel, who had access to customer data, forwarded the bank details of several Canal + subscribers (including the President) to his accomplices who were responsible for the rest of the scam, which totalled 30,000 to 40,000 Euros.

Pascale Gelly and Elisabeth Quillatre of the French law firm Cabinet Gelly can be reached at



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