Conseil national du numérique
The Conseil national du numérique (French Digital Council, abbreviated CNNum or less commonly CNN) is a French independent advisory commission created on 29 April 2011 by the French presidential decree n°2011-476. It was reorganized and expanded by another French presidential decree on 13 December 2012, to expand its spectrum of actions to all the questions set up by the development of the digital in society and economy.
- 1 Intent
- 2 Organization
- 3 Composition 2016-2019
- 4 Members 2013-2016
- 5 History
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The Council issues independent opinions and recommendations on any question relating to the impact of digital technologies on economy and society. The government can consult the Council on new legislation or draft regulations.
The Council's thirty members come from across the digital spectrum, and include researchers and activists. The Council organises public consultations at both local and national level, and is in constant contact with France's digital ecosystem, including elected officials, members of civil society, researchers, digital experts, entrepreneurs and professional organisations.
The French Digital Council is composed of 30 members appointed by a decree issued by the President of the French Republic dated 3 february 2016.
Former President and Vice-President
- Mr Mounir Mahjoubi, President of the Council since February 2, 2016, resigned on January 19, 2017
- Mr Godefroy Beauvallet, Vice-President of the Council since January, 2013, resigned on January 4, 2017
Vice-Presidents and current acting co-presidents
- Mr Guy Mamou-Mani
- Mrs Sophie Pène
- Mrs Amal Taleb
- Vivek BADRINATH
- Rania BELKAHIA
- Nathalie COLLIN
- Jacques CREMER
- Gaël DUVAL
- Marie EKELAND
- Najette FELLACHE
- Ghislaine HIERSO
- Rand HINDI
- Daniel KAPLAN
- Patricia LANGRAND
- Ludovic LE MOAN
- Françoise MERCADAL-DELASALLES
- Bertin NAHUM
- Jean-Marc PATOUILLAUD
- Antoine PETIT
- Yves POILANE
- Emmanuelle ROUX
- Emmanuelle SAUDEAU-TURLOTTE
- Marc TESSIER
- fr:Benoît Thieulin
- Véronique TORNER
- Roxanne Varza
- Carole ZISA-GARAT
- Célia ZOLYNSKI
- Yann Bonnet, General Secretary
- Jan Krewer, Deputy general secretary
- Charly Berthet, Rapporteur
- Stella Biabiany-Rosier, Secretary
- Anne-Charlotte Cornut, Rapporteur
- Camille Hartmann, Rapporteur
- Judith Herzog-Bufalo, Rapporteur
- Marylou Le Roy, Rapporteur
- François Levin, Rapporteur
- Lofred Madzou, Rapporteur
- Ruben Narzul, Rapporteur
- Fatima Ouagouni, Secretary
The French Digital Council is composed of 30 members appointed by a decree issued by the President of the French Republic dated 17 January 2013.
President and vice-presidents
- Mr Benoit Thieulin, president.
- Mrs Christine Balagué, vice-president.
- Mr Tariq Krim, vice-president.
- Mr Godefroy Beauvallet, vice-president.
- Mrs Valérie Peugeot, vice-president.
- Mr Serge Abiteboul.
- Mrs Nathalie Andrieux.
- Mr Ludovic Blecher.
- Mr Michel Briand.
- Mrs Virginia Cruz.
- Mr Pascal Daloz.
- Mrs Marylène Delbourg-Delphis.
- Mr Stéphane Distinguin.
- Mrs Marie Ekeland.
- Mrs Virginie Fauvel.
- Mr Cyril Garcia.
- Mrs Audrey Harris.
- Mr Francis Jutand.
- Mr Daniel Kaplan.
- Mrs Laurence Le Ny.
- Mr Tristan Nitot.
- Mrs Sophie Pène.
- Mrs Nathalie Pujo.
- Mrs Lara Rouyrès.
- Mr Jean-Baptiste Rudelle.
- Mrs Cécile Russeil.
- Mrs Nathalie Sonnac.
- Mr Bernard Stiegler.
- Mr Marc Tessier.
- Mrs Brigitte Vallée.
- Yann Bonnet, General Secretary
- Somalina Pa, General Rapporteur
- Mathilde Bras, Deputy Rapporteur
- Judith Herzog-Bufalo, Deputy Rapporteur
- Rosemarie Césaire-Gédéon, Executive Assistant
The national concertation on the digital and the Ambition Numérique report
On 4 September 2014, the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls asked the Conseil national du numérique to hold a national concertation on the digital and its related topics. On the government side, this initiative was followed by the Secretary of State in charge of the Digital, Axelle Lemaire, and the Secretary of State in charge of the Reform of the State and of the Simplification, at the time Thierry Mandon, before being replaced at that Secretary by Clotilde Valter in June 2015.
This initiative was notable as it was a novel experimentation of public policy building at the time in France. The Conseil national du numérique used for this goal an online platform conceived with the association Démocratie Ouverte, which permitted to every citizen, public or private organization to contribute to the proposed 26 consultations. The Conseil divided those consultations between 4 main themes:
- Growth, innovation, disruption
- Loyalty in a digital environment
- The digital transformation of public action
- The digital metamorphosis of society
At the end of the consultation phase, the Conseil published open syntheses open to comments for each consultation, tracing back the great controversies and the proposed plans for action that emerged, and in a way as neutral as possible.
During the consultation, 4 "journées contributives" (contributive days) were organized in France on each of the themes, respectively in Lille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Nantes, with the presence of local actors. During those days, thematic workshops permitted to deepen the proposals seen on the online platform, and to confront them to the experiences of participants. In parallel, "contributive pitches" gave the opportunity to entrepreneurs, students, civil society members, law professionals, etc. to present their innovations and to propose their ideas to "update France".
On 18 June 2015, the Ambition Numérique report, result of the national concertation, was handed over to Manuel Valls by the President of the Conseil national du numérique, Benoit Thieulin, in presence of Ministers and Secretaries Emmanuel Macron, Marisol Touraine, Clotilde Valter and Axelle Lemaire. During the ceremony, Manuel Valls announced the digital strategy of the French government.
Reports and opinions
- Franco-German CryptoParty organized in Berlin on December 13, 2016 with the Beirat "Junge Digitale Wirtschaft" (BJDW), iRights.Lab and the French Digital Council.
- Second edition of the Franco-German Conference on digital issues that was held in Berlin on 13 December 2016. The BJDW and the French Digital Council called Germany and France to encompass the effects of the Digital Revolution on the society and the economy.
- Report of the Council on the "fichier des titres électroniques sécurisés (TES)": public consultation online platform and link to the report.
- Report of the Council on the digital transformation of SMEs: "Croissance connectée - Les PME contre-attaquent". The roadmap, diagnosis and the existing mechanisms benchmark by July, 2016.
- Report of the Council on "l’Université numérique : du temps des explorateurs à la transformation" and the higher education system digital transformation framework. Issued on May 24, 2016 and on December 14, 2016 to Mr Thierry Mandon, Minister of State for Higher Education and Research, attached to the Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research.
- Report of the Council on “Travail emploi numérique : les nouvelles trajectoires”. The Council issued its report about the "Labor, employment and digital technologies" to Mrs Myriam El Khomri, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, on January 6, 2016.
- Report of the Council about the French Digital Bill The Council was officially consulted by the Government on October 6, 2015 on the French digital draft bill ("projet de loi pour une "République numérique").
- Report of the Council entitled "Pour une convergence des transitions écologique et numérique". On November 25, 2016, the Transition² programme partners and the Council called for the convergence of both ecological and digital transitions.
- Franco-German Action Plan "Agir pour l’Innovation" (API). On October 27, 2015, the Council and its German counterpart the BJDW, issued the joint action plan "Acting for Innovation" to Sigmar Gabriel, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of the Economy and Finance, at the first Franco-German Conference on digital issues, chaired by the President of France, François Hollande, and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel.
- Report No. 2015-2 on “La santé, bien commun de la société numérique” The Council issued its report on "Health, a common good in a digital society" to Marisol Touraine, Minister of Social Affairs and Health on October 13, 2015. The report presents 15 proposals to enhance the French health innovation ecosystem and build a wide care-givers/patients network.
- Report "Ambition Numérique" (in French) handed over to Prime Minister Manuel Valls on 18 June 2015. 70 recommendations from the CNNum divided in 4 themes for a French and European policy on digital transition.
- Report No. 2014-4 dated 3 October 2014 "Jules Ferry 3.0": Building a fair and creative school system in a digital world 40 recommendations from the CNNum divided in 8 axes to build a creative and fair school in a digital world.
- Report No. 2014-2 dated 15 June 2014 on platform neutrality Recommendations from the CNNum for the platforms to stay at the service of innovation and respect freedoms.
- Report No. 2014-1 dated 20 March 2014 on the digital section of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Recommendations from the CNNum to invite the EU to reinforce their negotiation possibilities and their strategy on the digital section of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
- Report No. 2013-3 dated 26 November 2013 on digital inclusion Recommendations from the CNNum to guarantee a large access to the digital.
- Report No. 2013-2 dated 10 September 2013 on the taxation of the digital economy Recommendations from the CNNum for a European fiscal strategy concerning the digital.
- Report No. 2013-1 dated 1 March 2013 on net neutrality Recommendations from the CNNum to make of net neutrality a fundamental principle.
Opinions by the current member composition
- Opinion No. 2014-3 dated 15 July 2014 on Article 9 of the bill on scaling up counter-terrorism provisions According to the CNNum, the targeted article is inefficient and reduce liberties; as such, alternatives are proposed in the opinion.
- Opinion No. 2014-2 dated 15 June 2014 on platform neutrality According to the CNNum, the platforms should stay at the service of innovation and respect freedoms.
- Opinion No. 2014-1 dated 20 March 2014 on the digital section of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership According to the CNNum, the EU should reinforce their negotiation possibilities and their strategy on the digital section of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
- Opinion No. 2013-6 dated 17 December 2013 on illicit contents and behaviors According to the CNNum, alternatives should be proposed to the measures proposed by politics to fight against cyberbullying and other illiciit behaviours.
- Opinion No. 2013-5 dated 6 December 2013 on digital freedoms According to the CNNum, a large concertation on freedoms and rights in the digital era should be organized before modifying counter-terrorism bills and laws.
- Opinion No. 2013-4 dated 22 November 2013 on the law strengthening the fight against the system of prostitution (in French) According to the CNNum, the first article of said law is violating the freedom of expression.
- Opinion No. 2013-3 dated 10 September 2013 on the taxation of the digital economy According to the CNNum, the fiscal regulation of the digital should be done at the European level.
- Opinion No. 2013-2 dated 18 June 2013 on the teaching of computer science (in French) According to the CNNum, computer science should be generalized in French schools.
- Opinion No. 2013-1 dated 1 March 2013 on net neutrality According to the CNNum, net neutrality is a fundamental principle.
Opinions by former member compositions
- Opinion dated 5 June 2012 on open data
- Opinion dated 4 April 2012 on the proposed banning of regular consultation of terrorist sites
- Opinion dated 6 March 2012 on digital media in schools
- Opinion dated 2 March 2012 on draft decrees and orders relating to the provision of information to central government and local authorities on infrastructure and networks established in their communities
- Opinion dated 14 February 2012 on thoughts about the taxation of the digital economy
- Opinion dated 25 November 2011 on the financing of innovation
- Opinion dated 21 November 2011 on the regulatory section of the transposition of the revised French Telecoms Package
- Opinion dated 30 June 2011 on the bill strengthening consumers’ rights, protection and information
- Opinion dated 17 June 2011 on the draft Decree implementing Article 18 of the Law on Trust in the Digital Economy
- Opinion dated 10 June 2011 relative to the taxation of online advertising
- Opinion dated 6 June 2011 on recommendations on the status of Young Innovative Company
- Opinion dated 23 May 2011 on the draft Order concerning electronic communications
- Décret n° 2011-476 du 29 avril 2011 portant création du Conseil national du numérique (in French)
- Décret n° 2012-1400 du 13 décembre 2012 relatif au Conseil national du numérique (in French)
- Ambition numérique official website (in French)
- Ambition numérique official blog (in French)
- Ambition Numérique report (in French)