For Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, President of the National Commission for Information Technology and Freedoms (CNIL), "The CNIL is very pleased to be participating in the creation of the Personal Data Values and Policies Chair. This collaborative approach is a prime example of both an open policy and cooperation with the research community, in keeping with the partnership agreement signed with Institut Mines-Télécom in November 2012.

For regulators, the environment has indeed completely changed over the past ten years, with the emergence of a digital universe leading to the dematerialization of activities and uses. The role of data has become vital; it is at the core of economic models and represents the very "fuel" of the digital world.

Against this backdrop the regulator cannot work alone. It is particularly valuable to rely on support from professionals in order to understand the current situation and be able to look ahead.

This Personal Data Values and Policies Chair represents the opportunity to pool our respective expertise in order to delve deeper into the issue of personal data.

The priority areas, which include the question of "personal data management", "contributions and footprints" and "personal data in the Internet of Things" are, more than ever, at the core of the CNIL's work.

Therefore, I am very pleased that the CNIL is participating as a qualified partner.”