French law prohibits use of analytics to predict behaviour of a judge

5 Jun 2019

The French Justice Reform Act has been amended to exclude the use of data analytics to purpose or effect of evaluating, analysing, comparing or predicting actual or alleged professional practices of judges. This regulation is aiming to stop current practice of legal tech in analysing data of judges to predict their behaviour and decisions in court cases.

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Jurisdiction is the authority of the court and state organs to decide on legal cases. The relationship between jurisdiction and the Internet has been ambiguous, since jurisdiction rests predominantly on the geographical division of the globe into national territories. Each state has the sovereign right to exercise jurisdiction over its territory.


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