French administration allowed to trawl social media for tax cheats

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France's constitutional court has given the go-ahead for the tax administration to check scial media users' profiles, posts and pictures for evidence of undisclosed income, but that that password-protected content was off-limits and that  only public information pertaining to the person divulging it online can be targeted.

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The French government can go ahead with plans to trawl social media to detect tax avoidance, the country's constitutional court has ruled, reports BBC News.