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IP Tracking: French Authorities Investigate Pricing by Travel Websites

In June 2013, the French National Commission on Information Technology and Liberties announced that, following a question of Member of European Parliament Fran├žoise Castex, it was going to investigate IP Tracking practices that e-commerce sites allegedly used to illegitimately increase their prices. This investigation was carried out in close connection with the French Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control. In January 2013, MEP Fran├žoise Castex had already alerted the European Commission about this alleged unfair commercial practice. The Commission concluded that national authorities in charge of protecting personal data were competent as the IP address is personal data.