On October 3, the trial of the so-called “December 8” case will begin. Seven people are prosecuted for “association of terrorist criminals” (“association de malfaiteurs terroristes”). In this case, the intelligence services in charge of…

The fediverse (a blend made from “federation” and “universe”) is a group of social media consisting of a multitude of platforms and software, each of them communicating with the others using a common protocol. Mastodon…

This op-ed follows the publication of our article ʻCriminalization of encryption: the 8 december caseʼ. It has been signed by more than 130 individuals and organisations. The full list of signatories is available here. It…

Translation from a paper originally published in French in October 19th, 2022 

For the past year or so, we have been fighting the effects of the digitialization of French public administrations and the use of scoring…

This article was written on the basis of information related to the so-called “8 December” case (see the footnotes for a global overview of the case, we focus on the “numerical part” of it in…

The article 7 of the Law on Olympic Games’ organization has been adopted by the national parliament, “Assemblée Nationale”, formalizing the introduction of Algorithmic Video-Surveillance in French Law, until December 2024. Due to the fuss…

During the end of year holidays, and without fanfare, the government prepared the introduction of a new legislation regarding the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games. As expected, this draft law pave the way for…

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the legal case brought by students against the use by the Institute of Distant Study of the University of Paris 8 of the algorithmic exam e-proctoring platform…

Automated Video Surveillance (AVS) has dug its roots and wired its plugs in France, with support from the central government, other local authorities and the French data protection authority, the CNIL (refer to our article…

In September 2019, La Quadrature du Net started an initiative called “Technopolice” to collect information about the progressive outbreak of automated surveillance in France. This action reached a new milestone this Saturday, September 24 as…