pénalement répréhensible dans de nombreux domaines

English translation: is a criminal offence in many domains/fields/areas

16:13 Apr 22, 2016
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics / Whistle-blowing, professional secrets
French term or phrase: pénalement répréhensible dans de nombreux domaines
I am struggling here with the context for the word "domaines" and I'm not sure whether it means countries or regions within France.

The whole sentence (with previous sentence for context), from a French news article about whistle-blowing laws in France, is as follows:

Les lois ont en particulier omis, à l’exception de celle sur le renseignement de 2015, la question du secret professionnel. Or, le viol de ce secret (médical, fiscal, lié à la défense nationale, etc.) est pénalement répréhensible dans de nombreux domaines.

My translation is as follows:

With the exception of those passed in 2015, these laws were silent on the issue of professional secrets.
However, the sharing of secrets (medical, fiscal, concerning national security, etc.) is penalised criminally in many countries.

If someone can confirm I would really appreciate it. I have no idea whether in French law there are any regional discretions for application of the law or whether I've just over-analysed this and we're talking about other countries.
Aimee Flower
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:37
English translation:is a criminal offence in many domains/fields/areas
Explanation:
The original:
"Or, le viol de ce secret [...] est pénalement répréhensible dans de nombreux domaines."

You'll probably get a much more natural turn of phrase in English if you express the first part with a noun, thus:

" ... is a criminal offence..."

Unfortunately, you have got hold of thewrong end of the stick for "domaines". It has no geographical meaning here, bt is rather referring to domains in the sense of areas, fields, domains of work, study law, whatever.
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 02:37
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Dear Nikki,
Thank you for taking the time to provide your answer. It makes much more sense now knowing we are not talking about geographies.
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est pénalement répréhensible dans de nombreux domaines
is a criminal offence in many domains/fields/areas


Explanation:
The original:
"Or, le viol de ce secret [...] est pénalement répréhensible dans de nombreux domaines."

You'll probably get a much more natural turn of phrase in English if you express the first part with a noun, thus:

" ... is a criminal offence..."

Unfortunately, you have got hold of thewrong end of the stick for "domaines". It has no geographical meaning here, bt is rather referring to domains in the sense of areas, fields, domains of work, study law, whatever.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 02:37
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Grading comment
Dear Nikki,
Thank you for taking the time to provide your answer. It makes much more sense now knowing we are not talking about geographies.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sarah Bichot
4 hrs

agree  Daryo: yes, these are rather abstract "domains", nothing you can touch or where you could go for a walk ...
6 hrs

agree  Chakib Roula
6 hrs

agree  writeaway: I see the territories 'answer' has disappeared. I did post a neutral warning that domaine had many meanings.....
7 hrs

agree  Jo Durning
7 hrs

agree  AllegroTrans
1 day 18 hrs
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