Thesaurus : 03. Conseil d'Etat

Oct. 19, 2020

Publications : Newsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation

Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., Conditions for the legality of a platform managed by an American company hosting European health data​: French Conseil d'Etat decisionNewsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation, 19th of October 2020

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To go further about the question of Compliance Law concerning health data protection, read the news of 25th of August 2020: The always in expansion "Right to be Forgotten"​: a legitimate Oxymore in Compliance Law built on Information. Example of​ Cancer Survivors Protection 


Summary of the news

On October 13, 2020, The Conseil d'Etat (French Supreme Administrative Court) has released a very important decision, Conseil National du Logiciel libre, on the legal condition for the State to give the platform management to an American enterprise if the data concern personal health.

The Court concludes that it is no longer possible to transfer these data to the U.S.

Before that, the Plateforme , and the French Personal Data Regulatory Authority (CNIL) must control the respect of legal requirements. This is how, in a "simple" ordonnance de référé, the Conseil d'Etat has organized the supervision of the digital centralization of Health Data.

First lesson from the case French Health Data Hub: A perfect continuum between Ex Ante and Ex Post

Second lesson from the case French Health Data Hub: Protecting people, as core of Compliance Law 

Third lesson from the case French Health Data Hub: The European Union Court of Justice reasoning the Alpha Omega of the future Compliance

Oct. 1, 2020

Thesaurus : Soft Law

Full reference of the guidelines: Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), Délibération n°2020-091 du 17 septembre 2020 portant adoption de lignes directrices relatives à l'application de l'article 82 de la loi du 6 janvier 1978 modifiée aux opérations de lecture et écriture dans le terminal d'un utilisateur (notamment aux "cookies et autres traceurs") et abrogeant la délibération n°2019-093 du 4 juillet 2019 

Full reference of the recommendation: Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), Délibération n°2020-092 du 17 septembre 2020 portant adoption d'une recommandation proposant des modalités pratiques de mise en conformité en cas de recours aux "cookies et autres traceurs". 

Read the guidelines (in French)

Read the recommendation (in French)

Read the presentation of these guilines and of this recommendation by the CNIL (in French) 

Read Marie-Anne Frison-Roche's comment about this in the Newsletter MAFR - Law, Regulation & Compliance of 1st of October 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

Publications : Newsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation

Full reference: Frison-Roche, M.-A., Being obliged by Law to unlock telephone is not equivalent to self-incrimination: Cour de cassation, Criminal Chamber, Dec. 19, 2019Newsletter MAFR - Law, Compliance, Regulation, 21st of August 2020

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To go further, read Marie-Anne Frison-Roche's working paper: Rethinking the world from the notion of data


Summary of the news

Because Compliance Law is about Information, the tendency is to legally favorise technology of captation of information on people rather than technology of secret, which blocks transmission of information.

But Secret is also the expression of freedom and the protection of humans, which is the "Monumental Goal" of Compliance Law itself ! This is why it is so difficult to balance between Information and Secret in Compliance Law, and why Internet's Governance is so delicate.

The French Cour de Cassation (French Judicial Supreme Court) has released a decision on December 19, 2020, about a case of refusal to unlock mobile-phone. The police had found an individual with some drugs (cannabis in a car), a lot of cash and three locked mobile-phones. By application of the article 432-15-2 of the Code pénal (French Criminal Code ), they had asked him to give them the unlock code. This person had refused to do so. He was condemned not for drug dealing, but for refusal of unlock code communication.

The court separates the code communication and the information that the code allows to reach. 

The solution is double and symmetrical :

  • if "the - searched - data cannot be obtained independently of the suspect's will", it is not possible to constrain the person without violating his/her procedural rights ;
  • if the data can be obtained independently of the suspect's will (that is concretely "the case of the data contained in the telephone, which can be obtained by technical means"), the captation is legally possible without the person's consent and his/her obstruction can be legally and autonomously punished by a criminal sanction ;

The concern of Information leads Compliance Law to always more segmentation of Information...

Financial Market has given the model of the efficiency of Information segmentation. 

Now, Data Law follows.

Nov. 16, 2019


The Finance Bill has proposed to the Parliament to vote an article 57 whose title is: Possibilité pour les administrations fiscales et douanières de collecter et exploiter les données rendues publiques sur les sites internet des réseaux sociaux et des opérateurs de plateformes (translation: Possibility for the tax and customs administrations to collect and exploit the data made public on the websites of social networks and platform operators).

Its content is as is in the text voted on in the National Assembly as follows:

"(1) I. - On an experimental basis and for a period of three years, for the purposes of investigating the offenses mentioned in b and c of 1 of article 1728, in articles 1729, 1791, 1791 ter, in 3 °, 8 ° and 10 ° of article 1810 of the general tax code, as well as articles 411, 412, 414, 414-2 and 415 of the customs code, the tax administration and the customs administration and indirect rights may, each as far as it is concerned, collect and exploit by means of computerized and automated processing using no facial recognition system, freely accessible content published on the internet by the users of the online platform operators mentioned in 2 ° of I of article L. 111-7 of the consumer code.

(2) The processing operations mentioned in the first paragraph are carried out by agents specially authorized for this purpose by the tax and customs authorities.


(3) When they are likely to contribute to the detection of the offenses mentioned in the first paragraph, the data collected are kept for a maximum period of one year from their collection and are destroyed at the end of this period. However, when used within the framework of criminal, tax or customs proceedings, this data may be kept until the end of the proceedings.

(4) The other data are destroyed within a maximum period of thirty days from their collection.

(5) The right of access to the information collected is exercised with the assignment service of the agents authorized to carry out the processing mentioned in the second paragraph under the conditions provided for by article 42 of law n ° 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data processing, the files and freedoms.

(6) The right to object, provided for in article 38 of the same law, does not apply to the processing operations mentioned in the second paragraph.

(7) The terms of application of this I are set by decree of the Council of State.

(8) II. - The experiment provided for in I is the subject of an evaluation, the results of which are forwarded to Parliament as well as to the National Commission for Data Protection at the latest six months before its end. "


This initiative provoked many comments, rather reserved, even after the explanations given by the Minister of Budget to the National Assembly.

What to think of it legally?

Because the situation is quite simple, that is why it is difficult: on the one hand, the State will collect personal information without the authorization of the persons concerned, which is contrary to the very object of the law of 1978 , which results in full disapproval; on the other hand, the administration obtains the information to prosecute tax and customs offenses, which materializes the general interest itself.

So what about it?

Read below.

Updated: July 4, 2019 (Initial publication: April 30, 2019)


Complete reference : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Have a good behavior in the digital space, working paper2019.

This working document serves as a basis for a contribution to the collective book dedicated to Professor Michel Vivant, article written en French.


The jurist sees the world through the way he learns to speak!footnote-1536, legal vocabulary build by Law itself, whether in common law or in civil law. Thus, we think we are dealing with the human being who does not move, taken by the legal notion expressed by the term "person", their body and their biological development in time, from the birth to the death, holding entirely in this hollow of that word "person", while the behavior of the human being with regard to the world, others and things, are grouped in other branches of Law: the Contract and Tort Law and the Property Law, which are only what people do with and about things.

The Law of the Environment has already come to blur this distinction, so finally so strange because this classical conception refers to a person taken firstly in his immobility (Law of individuals), and then in his only actions (Contrats and Tort Law, Property Law). Indeed, the very notion of "environment" implies that the person is not isolated, that he/she is "surrounded", that he/she is what he/she is and will become because of what surrounds him/her ; in return the world is permanently affected by his/her personal action. On second thought, when once "Law of Individuals" was not distinguished from Family Law, the human being was more fully restored by this division in the legal system that not only followed him/her from birth to death but also in him/her most valuable interactions: parents, siblings, couples, children. Thus Family Law was finer and more faithful to what is the life of a human being.

To have instituted Law of Individuals, it is thus to have promoted of the human being a vision certainly more concrete, because it is above all of their identity and their body about what Law speaks, astonishing that we have not noticed before that women are not men like the others. To have instituted the Law of the people, it is thus to have promoted of the human being a vision certainly more concrete, because it is above all of his identity and his body that one speaks to us, astonishing that the we have not noticed before that women are not men like the others!footnote-1537 without however remembering that abstraction is sometimes the best of protections!footnote-1538.  But it is also to have isolated human beings, split from what they do, what they touch, what they say to others. It is by taking legally a static perception of a "man without relationship". We have gone from the legal individualism of the Law of the sole man.

From this concrete vision, we have all the benefits but Law, much more than in the eighteenth century, perceives the human being as an isolated subject, whose corporeality ceases to be veiled by Law!footnote-1570, but for whom the relation to others or to things does not define him or her. Which brings the human being a lot closer to things. An human being who is a legal subject who does what they wants, as they can, limited by the force of things. But in fact things are so powerful and the human being, in fact, so weak. For example, the marks people leave are erased by time. Their grip on the world stops at the extent of their knowledge, the time and money they have, building to use better their own time and to reach projects that they designed, In this conception, Person and Liberty are one, returning the subject to their solitude.

This freedom will come into conflict with the need for order, expressed by society, social contract, state, law, which imposes limits on freedom of one to preserve freedom of the other, as recalled by the French Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme  of 1789. Thus, it is not possible de jure to transform every desire in action,, even though the means would be within reach of the person in question, because certain behaviors are prohibited in that they would cause too much disorder and if they are nevertheless committed, they are punished for order to return. Thus, what could be called "law of behavior", obligations to do and not to be put in criminal, civil and administrative Law, national and international Law, substantial Law and procedural Law :they will protect the human being in movment pushed by the principle of freedom forward others and thing, movement inherent in their status as a Person. 

The human being is therefore limited in what they want to do. In the first place by the fact: their exhausting forces, their death that will come, the time counted, the money that is lacking, the knowledge that they does not even know not holding, all that is to say by their very humanity; Secondly, by the Law which forbids so many actions ...: not to kill, not to steal, not to take the spouse of others, not to pass as true what is false, etc. For the human being on the move, full of life and projects, Law has always had a "rabat-joy" side. It is for that reason often ridiculous and criticized because of all its restraining regulations, even hated or feared in that it would prevent to live according to our desire, which is always my "good pleasure", good since it is mine. Isolated and all-powerful, the human being alone not wanting to consider other than its desire alone.

Psychoanalysis, however, has shown that Law, in that it sets limits, assigns to the human being a place and a way of being held with respect to things and other persons. If one no longer stands themselves by the prohibition of the satisfaction of all desire (the first of which is the death of the other), social life is no longer possible!footnote-1571. Thank to the Law, everyone follows the same Rule at the table, from which a discussion can take place between guests and without which it can not!footnote-1539. You stand straight in your chair, you do not eat with your fingers, you do not speak with your mouth full, you do not interrupt the speaker. Admittedly, one often learns at the beginning of the learning of the Law that one should not confuse "politeness" and Law. That these rules are politeness and that this is not Law ...

But this presentation aims to make it possible to admit that the criterion of Law would be in the effectiveness of a sanction by the public power: the fine, the prison, the confiscation of a good, which the rudeness does not trigger whereas Law would imply it: by this way we are thus persuaded of the intimacy between the public power (the State) and Law... But later, after this first lesson learned, the doubt comes from the consubstansuality between Law and State. Is it not rather appropriate to consider that Law is what must lead everyone to "behave well" with regard to things and people around them? The question of punishment is important, but it is second, it is not the very definition of Law. The French author Carbonnier pointed out that the gendarme's "kepi" is the "Law sign", that is to say what it is recognized without hesitation, but it is not its definition.

The first issue dealt with by Law is then not so much the freedom of the person as the presence of others. How to use one's freedom and the associated deployment of forces in the presence of others? How could I not using it when I would like to harm them, or if the nuisance created for them by the use of my free strength is indifferent to me!footnote-1540 How can Law lead me to use my means for their benefit while our interests do not converge? 

We do not use our force against others because we have interest or desire, we do not give him the support of our strength while he indifferent us, because Law holds us. If the superego was not enough. If Law and the "parental function of the States" did not make alliance. We do it because we hold ourselves

Or rather we were holding ourselves.

Because today a new world has appeared: the digital world that allows everyone not to "hold" himself, that is to say to constantly abuse others, never to take them into consideration, to attack massively. It's a new experience. It is not a pathological phenomenon, as is delinquency (which simply leads to punishment), nor a structural failure in a principle otherwise admitted (which leads to regulatory remedies) but rather a new use, which would be a new rule: in the digital space, one can do anything to everyone, one is not held by anything or anyone, one can "let go" (I). This lack of "good behavior" is incompatible with the idea of ​​Law, in that Law is made for human beings and protect those who can not afford to protect themselves; that is why this general situation must be remedied  (II).


Cornu, G., Linguistique juridique, 2005. 


Frison-Roche, M.-A. & Sève, R., Le Droit au féminin (ed.), 2003.


Under this "mask" of the "subject of Law", we are all equal. S. Archives de Philosophie du Droit, Le sujet de droit, 1989.


Baud, J.P., L'affaire de la main volée. Histoire juridique du corps humain, 1993. 


On neurosis as a constitutive mode of child sociability, s. Lebovici, S., "C'est pas juste", in La justice. L'obligation impossible, 1994. 


Read the article of Alain Supiot about the idée of Rule common of all, under the discussion between all, presented by this author through the artwork of Kafka : "Kafka, artiste de la loi", 2019; Kafka is very present in the work of Alain Supiot, for example in his First Lesson in the Collège de France, 2012, or in an Introduction of La Gouvernance par les nombres ; This latter book is now available in English : Governance by numbers. The making a legal model of allegiance, 2017 (translated by S. Brown). 


That's why splitting Persons Law and Family Law masks another reality: the family is not made up of third parties. The links are there. They pre-exist. Starting from the only Persons Law pushes to think one can "build" his/her  family by links drawn on white paper: the contracting of the families made up of individuals becomes thinkable, even natural.

April 17, 2019

Teachings : Sectoral Regulatory Law 2019-2020

Même si l'expression de "régulation du numérique" est extrêmement courante, elle ne va pas du tout de soi, si l'on respecte le sens précis des mots. L'idée même de réguler cet espace contredit son origine, des principes américains - comme la liberté d'expression, ou des soucis économiques - comme l'innovation, qui renvoie plutôt vers l'Ex Post que vers l'Ex Ante auquel est toujours associé le Droit de la Régulation. En outre, le numérique peut être difficilement qualifié de "secteur", ce qui paraît mener à une impasse. 

C'est pourquoi pour l'instant en premier lieu l'on s'appuie sur l'efficacité relative mais non inexistante de l'Ex Post, du droit pénal et du droit civil mais surtout l'on fait mener en première ligne le Droit de la concurrence, à la fois dans son utilisation Ex Post de mesures comportementales (obligation d'accès notamment) et dans sa partie Ex Ante qu'est le contrôle des concentrations. En outre les Régulateurs sectoriels ne sont pas arrêtés par l'immatérialité du numérique et utilisent leur pouvoir de sanction, notamment quant à l'usage des données.

Car c'est autout de la notion de "donnée" qu'une "gouvernance" pourrait prendre forme en matière numérique. Il pourrait s'agit d'internaliser dans des opérateurs numériques, en tant qu'ils tiennent mondialement le secteur, des obligations pour autrui, en trouvant un juste milieu entre une "Régulation à la californienne" basée sur des consentements mécaniques et une "Régulation à la chinoise" dans laquelle l'Etat tient tout. 

Pour cela, de la même façon que le Droit de la Régulation reconcrétise le monde que le marché concurrentiel ayant pour seul critère ultime le prix, une gouvernance par la Compliance pourrait reconcrétiser le monde digitalisé par le numérique en distinguant dans une catégorie abusivement unifiée de "data" plusieurs sortes de data. L'Europe en a donné l'exemple à travers la Régulation internalisée par le Droit de la Compliance dans les entreprises lorsque les data "concerne" les personnes.

L'on peut analyser la décision rendue par la CNIL, Google le 21 janvier 2019


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Revenir à la présentation générale du Cours.

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Consulter le Dictionnaire bilingue du Droit de la Régulation et de la Compliance


Oct. 26, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Rabagny-Lagoa, A., La conformité dans le règlement UE n° 2016/679, du 27 avril 2016, relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données, in Petites Affiches, octobre 2018, n°215, pp. 8-14.



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Updated: Sept. 8, 2018 (Initial publication: April 30, 2018)


This working document was intended to serve as a support for a conference pronounced in French in the conference Droit et Ethique ( Law & Ethics) of May 31, 2018 in a symposium organized by the Court of Cassation and the Association Française de Philosophie du Droit.  French Association of Philosophy of Law on the general theme Law & Ethics.

See a general presentation of this conference

Rather, it has served as a support for the article to be published in the Archives de Philosophie du Droit (APD). This article is written in French. 



It is through the Law that the human being has acquired a unity in the West (I). What religion could have done, the Law also did by posing on each human being the indetachable notion of him of "person" (I.A). But this is what is challenged today, not the personality and the power that the human being has to express his freedom but the unity that implies in the disposition that we have of ourselves in repelling the desire that others have always had to dispose of us. Current law tends to "pulverize" human beings into data and transform into neutral legal services what was considered before as the devouring of others. The legal concept of "consent", ceasing to be proof of a free will but becoming an autonomous concept, would suffice (I.B.).

To prevent the reigning of the "law of desires", which merely reflects the adjustment of forces, we must demand here and now the ethical sovereignty of Law, because Law can not be just just be just the interests adjustment (II). We can form this request if we do not want to live in an a-moral universe (II.A), if we see that the unity of the person is the legal invention that protects the weak human being (II.B.). If we admit this imperative, then we must finally ask who in the legal system will express and impose it, especially the legislator or the judge, because we seem to have lost the ability to recall this principle of the Person on which the West was so centered. But the principles that are no longer said disappear. There would then remain only the case-by-case adjustment of interests between human beings in the world field of particular forces. At this yardstick, Law would be more than a technique of securisation of particular adjustments. Law would be reduced at that and would have lost its link with Ethics. (II.C).


July 11, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Complete reference : Randell, Ch., How can we ensure that big Data does not make us prisoners of technology ?, Reuters Newsmaker event, London, 2018.


To read the speech.

July 3, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Canac, J.-M., et Teller, M., De la rule of law à la rule by code : la blockchain, un projet faustien ?, in Études en l'honneur de Philippe Neau-Leduc, Le juriste dans la cité, coll. « Les mélanges », LGDJ- Lextenso,  2018, pp.181-188.



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June 4, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Chaltiel, F., La protection des données personnelles. À propos de l'entrée en vigueur  du règlement général de protection des données, in Petites Affiches, Lextenso, juin 2018, pp. 6-22.


Le 25 mai 2018 doit marquer le début d'un nouvel âge des droits numériques de chacun. Le règlement général de protection des données, dont la préparation remonte à plusieurs années, doit en effet entrer en vigueur en mai 2018.

Il tire les conséquences de plusieurs décennies de progrès du numérique et vise à assurer, dans un cadre technique inédit à l'échelle de l'histoire de la communication, une protection renforcée des données.

Les obligations sont nombreuses, il n'est pas certain que les acteurs concernés soient en mesure de garantir l'ensemble de ces droits dans le délai imparti. Le nouveau droit fondamental de la protection des données personnelles est sans doute un des défis juridiques majeurs des années à venir pour nos sociétés.


May 22, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Zolynski, C., Compliance et droit des données personnelles in Borga, N., Marin, J.-Cl. et Roda, J.-Cl. (dir.), Compliance : l'entreprise, le régulateur et le juge, Série Régulations & Compliance, Dalloz, 2018, pp. 129-136.


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May 15, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Moreaux, A., Comment se conformer au RGPD ?,  in Affiches Parisiennes, mai 2018, pp. 1-3.


L'échéance du fameux Règlement général sur la protection des données approche. Pour Mounir Mahjoubi, secrétaire d'État au Numérique, « 2018 est l'année du RGPD » qui va entraîner un « véritable choc de sécurité » sur la toile. La mise en conformité avec le nouveau règlement européen sur le digital qui entre en vigueur le 25 mai est une question centrale pour les entreprises.


Pour consulter l'article.


May 14, 2018

Thesaurus : Soft Law

Référence générale : CNIL, RGPD et TPE/PME : un nouveau modèle de registre plus simple et plus didactique

Lire le document. 

April 12, 2018

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Espace de réflexion éthique de Normandie (EREN), Le don de gamètes : quelles questions pour le XXIe siècle ?, in Petites affiches, Lextenso, avril 2018, pp. 5-9.



Parmi les sujets débattus dans le cadre des États généraux de la bioéthique, l’assistance médicale à la procréation et le don de gamètes soulèvent de nombreuses questions. Un débat organisé à Caen, par l’Espace de réflexion éthique de Normandie, a permis de discuter des enjeux associés à une éventuelle levée de l’anonymat du don et à la possibilité d’accéder à certaines données informatives sur les donneurs de gamètes.




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Nov. 24, 2017

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Derieux, E., Données à caractère personnel et communication publique . Règlement (UE) 2016/79 du 27 avril 2016 relatif à la protection des personnes physiques à l'égard du traitement des données à caractère personnel et à la libre circulation de ces données in Études en l'honneur du Professeur Jérôme Huet. Liber amicorum, LGDJ - Lextenso, 2017, pp. 127-138.


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Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 (Initial publication: May 27, 2016)


This working paper initially served as a basis for a synthesis report made in French in the colloquium organized by the Association Henri Capitant in the International German Days on the subject of "Le Droit et la Mondialisation" (Law and Globalization).

It serves as a second basis for the article (written in English, with a Spanish Summary) to be published in the Brezilian journal Rarb - Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação  (Revue d`Arbitrage et Médiation).

In it French version, it serves as a basis for the article, written in French, to be published in the book La Mondialisation.

In this working paper, notes are included, including developments, references and links to work and reflections on the theme of globalization.
It uses the Bilingual Dictionary of the Law of Regulation and Compliance.

To access the French version of the working paper, click on the French flag.



Globalization is a confusing phenomenon for the jurist. The first thing to do is to take its measure. Once it has been taken, it is essential that we allow ourselves to think of something about it, even if we have to think about it. For example, on whether the phenomenon is new or not, which allows a second assessment of what is taking place. If, in so far as the law can and must "pretend" to defend every being, a universal claim destined to face the global field of forces, the following question - but secondary - is formulated: quid facere? Nothing ? Next to nothing ? Or regulate? Or can we still claim that the Law fulfills its primary duty, which is to protect the weak, including the forces of globalization?

Let us begin the peripheries of Law in globalization.


Globalization is a confusing phenomenon for everyone. It is no doubt even more so for the jurist for whom words are normative acts and which stumbles on the definition of globalization!footnote-927.

Perhaps this is why lawyers are as impressed by the argument of globalization, which is often cited to argue that the time of imperative legislations is over, or that Roman law may well turn into its grave, Globalization would pass over the corpse of the Civil Code. The more mysterious the notion is, the more names it has, the more it sets back the jurist of good tradition, global trade being as upgraded when it is designated as "globalization", the zest of English leading to the globalization that parses Of reports, even written in French or Spanish or Italian. . The global language being English, the Globalization is English also.

If we take up the movement of this wave, it is appropriate first of all to take stock of what is globalization (I). It is only relevant that the usefulness, if not necessity, is posed to think about this movement of globalization. There is a legal imperative to formulate an assessment if it is posited that the Law has the mission of protecting every human being, a concern that is supported by the Law. Then, because Law is also a technique, we can ask ourselves the question of Quid facere? But in practice it can not be said that under the pretext that the field of the world forces is very powerful and that the Law appears to be very weak in its claims to protect every human being in its dignity, it would for this reason disappear from the World stage (II).

On the contrary. It is at the foot of the wall of Globalization that today we can measure the claim of Law to defend humanity.


See for ex. Marie-Anne, Frison-Roche, Le droit des deux mondialisations, in Terré, F., (dir), La mondialisation entre illusion et utopie, Archives de Philosophie du Droit, Tome 47, Dalloz, pp. 17-23.

Oct. 4, 2017

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Falque-Pierrotin, I., L'Europe des données ou l'individu au coeur d'un système de compliance, in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Régulation, Supervision, Compliance, Série Régulations, Dalloz, 2017.


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March 24, 2017


Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Le droit des data, in Association Française de Philosophie du Droit et Cité des Sciences et de la Techniques, Vers de nouvelles humanités ? L’humanisme face aux nouvelles technologies, 24 mars 2017, auditorium de la Cité des sciences et de l’industrie.

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Le "Droit des data" semble se constituer en branche du droit nouvelle, sans doute parce que des textes les visent, en leur ensemble et parce qu'ils ont pour sous-jacent spécifique l'informatique et l'espace qu'elle a fait naître, le numérique. Mais doit-on même admettre ce redécoupage du système juridique et de l'enseignement dynamique qu'on en fait ?

Pourquoi y associer si souvent l'adjectif big , à la fois si attractif et effrayant, nouveau Big Fish qui nous ramène à l'enfance ?

Ne sommes-nous pas pulvérisés dans un premier temps et reconstruits par d'autres, qui disposent ainsi de nous comme on le fait de marionnettes à tel point qu'on en vient à parler de "quasi-propriété" parce que la propriété des êtres humains à laquelle les entreprises songent pourtant serait un mot trop violent mais trop exact ?

A quoi ressemble le "Droit des data" car, puisqu'il est nouveau, soit il faut trouver ses racines, soit il faut trouver des comparaisons pour références, afin qu'il ressemble à autre chose qu'un bric-à-brac de textes qui définissent par exemple la "banque de données" comme un "ensemble de données" ou de casuistiques qui colmatent les cas, l'éthique étant confiée par désespoir à la notion si étrangement venue de "design" ?

La ressemblance la plus nette et qui permettrait de mieux le comprendre est sans doute de l'anticiper, c'est le Droit financier.

Or, les données sont le plus souvent la projection de l'être humain lui-même.

Et à propos de celui, Législateur et Juge n'auraient rien à dire ?

Que vaut la parole humaine face à ce flot de chiffres qui mime si parfaitement la langue humaine et si servilement que les ingénieurs donnent aux robots l'allure de jeunes filles souriantes et toujours consentantes ?

Contre la servilité consentante, modèle du marché global, c'est la Parole de la Personne humaine que le Droit des data doit préserver.

La Parole humaine, elle se formule en Questions. Et non pas de demandes. Elle se forge en Savoir. Et non pas en information.

Cette Parole humaine, que les data, série de chiffres ne peuvent imiter, ce sont les artistes qui la portent.

C'est donc à eux qu'il faut donner la parole.

Et la servir. D'en faire que la glose. Dans deux exercices de style. En s'inclinant tout d'abord devant un artiste pythique qui a décrit en 1972 notre engloutissement sous l'information et les images immobiles. Puis en s'inclinant devant l'artiste qui est le dernier homme que le premier appelle, l'homme qui par son art exprime la bravoure humaniste.

Le courage, c'est tout ce dont nous avons besoin.

Mais en avons-nous ?



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Nov. 19, 2016


Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Pour réguler l'espace numérique : la solution de "l'interrégulation" !, entretien, Revue Communication Commerce Électronique, nov. 2016, p.8.


Cet interview a été donné à l'occasion de l'ouvrage Internet, espace d'interrégulation

Il aborde trois questions :

  • la définition de l'interrégulation,
  • les justifications de l'interrégulation en matière numérique
  • les conditions de l'effectivité de l'interrégulation en matière numérique


Lire l'interview.

Sept. 1, 2016

Thesaurus : Doctrine

Référence complète : Weinstein, S., Legal Risk Management, Governance and Compliance: A Guide to Best Practice from Leading Experts, Globe Business Publishing, 2016.


Présentation du livre en anglais :


In today's globalised business environment, companies face a complex assortment of new and often contradictory laws and regulations.

High-profile corporate scandals involving compliance failures teach us that loss of reputation can have a significant, if not fatal, effect on a company.

International companies recognise this and invest heavily in systems designed to detect and prevent compliance breaches.

However, such systems and controls cannot succeed without the development of a strong compliance culture that secures buy-in from executives, managers, employees, contractors and business partners all at levels.

This title offers cutting edge know-how and guidance for the development and management of a sophisticated legal risk management and compliance operation.

While identifying risks and regulatory challenges, chapters also explore how professionals can manage processes;

  • implement change; track issues and loss events;
  • screen potential clients, partners, employees and contractors;
  • implement appropriate remediatio


The book features chapters on :

  • board structures,
  • tax compliance,
  • fraud and bribery,
  • Sarbanes-Oxley requirements,
  • European capital markets regulation,
  • competition law,
  • data protection,
  • offshoring and the cloud,
  • human resources issues for managers,
  • managing legal risk in China.

July 7, 2016


Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.A., Les droits des personnes, Internet et la CNIL, Dalloz - Etudiants, 7 juillet 2016.

Lire l'interview.


Les questions posées ont trait à :

  • la décision de la CNIL, Numericable, quant à la nature de l'obligation des opérateur numériques de transmettre des informations aux autorités ;


  • la nature de cette obligation ;


  • la portée du "droit à l'oubli", tel qu'il ressort de l'arrêt Google Spain de la CJUE ;


  • les enseignements de la querelle entamée par Google sur l'espace d'effectivité du déréférencent impliqué par ce droit à l'oubli.


April 22, 2016


Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Penser le monde à partir de la notion de "donnée", in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Internet, espace d'interrégulation, série "Régulation", 2016, p.7-16.


English summary :

Law is a reconstruction of the world through definitions and categories, expressed in words, to which are imputed rules. There is always a share of invention in Law, articulated to a share of fidelity to the concrete world that it retranscribes, a combination enabling Law to regulate the latter.

Law is put in difficulty by what the term "data", quite new, is not easy to define. The fact that it is strangely formulated in Latin to show that there is plurality, the data, before associating it with an English adjective when there are many, the "big data", does not advance us more on what a "data" is. Law is a practical art that works well only if it manipulates categories whose definition is mastered.

This is why, in a first stage, we must recognize the uncertainties of the very notions of "data" (I), in order to orientate the adequate rules in the second step towards what is a given, namely a "pure" value in our consumer information society (II).


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This article is linked to another article published in the same book : Les conséquences régulatoires d'un monde repensé à partir de la notion de "donnée" ("the regulatory consequences of a word redesigned from the notion of "data")

April 22, 2016


Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Les conséquences régulatoires d'un monde repensé à partir de la notion de "donnée", in Frison-Roche, M.-A. (dir.), Internet, espace d'interrégulation, série "Régulation", Journal of Regulation - Dalloz, 2016, p.183-207.

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Il est à corréler à un article publié dans le même ouvrage : Penser le monde à partir de la notion de "donnée".


Cet article s'appuie sur un working paper : lire le working paper.