Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL)

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin graduated in France from the HEC School of Business Management (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), the National Administration School (Ecole Nationale d’Administration) and the Multimedia Institute (Institut Mutltimédia).

She first held various posts with the French State Council (Conseil d’Etat), as an “auditeur” from 1986 to 1989, a “maître des requêtes” (counsel) from 1989–2001 and was responsible for relations with the print and broadcast media from 1988–1991. Falque-Pierrotin also served as deputy chair of the French Ministry of Culture and French-Speaking World Matters from 1993–1995. She became state counselor (conseiller d’etat) in November 2001. After serving as chair of the Interministerial Commission on Internet Affairs in 1996, she was appointed as an expert adviser for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 1997 and as “rapporteur général” of the report of the French State Council on Internet and Digital Networks from 1997–1998. From 2001 to December 2010, Falque-Pierrotin was chair of the advisory board and general delegate (déleguée générale) of the French Internet Rights Forum (Forum des droits sur l’internet).

Falque-Pierrotin has been a member of the French Data Protection Authority, Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL), since January 2004. Appointed as deputy chair of this authority from February 2009–September 2011, she became its chair on September 21, 2011.