Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

 Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin has been a Councillor of State in France since 1986 and is President of the Internet Rights Forum, Paris (Le Forum des droits sur l'internet, FDI)

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Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin has been a Councillor of State in France since 1986 and is President of the Internet Rights Forum, Paris (Le Forum des droits sur l'internet, FDI).

The FDI is an independent body, supported by the French Government. The Forum aims to bring together all parties with an interest in Internet regulation including private companies, non-profit organisations, public authorities and users to promote dialogue, common understanding and action plans on internet related issues. It has produced more than 30 recommendations on various subjects including electronic commerce, e-voting, and child protection.

Since 2004, the FDI has operated an online dispute resolution service (ODR) for users of the Internet, which is a leader in its field in Europe. In addition, the Forum has led the formation of the European Internet Coregulation Network, to which the OII belongs, seeking to shape Internet governance and regulation in Europe.

Isabelle is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration and Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. She worked as official representative to the chairman in the Bull group of companies (1991-1993) before joining the cabinet of Jacques Toubon, within the Ministry for Culture, as deputy chief of staff (1993-1995). She has served as an expert for the OECD on the development of international co-operation on Internet (1996-1997) and coordinated the work of the French Council of State on Internet issues.

In 2000 she was charged with the task of setting up the Internet Rights Forum, of which she has been President since May 2001. She has been a member of the French data protection authority (CNIL) since 2004 and is currently its deputy chairman.

Positions held at the OII

  • Advisory Board Member, September 2002 - November 2014