Cyber Policy and Digital Affairs

Legal, Ethical, and Democratic Issues


The datasphere presents new challenges for collective security, economic prosperity, democratic values and state sovereignty. The public policy challenges concern in particular:

  • International regulation to ensure peace and stability in cyberspace in the face of the proliferation of tools and offensive operations
  • Conflicts of jurisdiction between States or between the State and the private sector and the transformation of the exercise of the regalian powers of States faced with the power of intermediation platforms
  • The development of digital technologies (cryptography, AI, 5G, cloud)
  • The challenges and strategies of digital sovereignty in a context of strategic competition
  • Ethical, legal and democratic issues in an environment that offers a multitude of actors unprecedented access to personal data.

News of the theme

Researchers of the theme

ABDOU HASSAN Adam Teacher and researcher in public law, specialist in cybercrime and cyberdefense
BECHROURI Ibrahim PhD in Geopolitics, expert on anti-terrorism issues
BERTRAN Marie Gabrielle PhD candidate, software development specialist in Russia
BÔMONT Clotilde PhD geography, Cloud specialist
CASSOU-NOGUÈS Pierre University Professor of Philosophy
CATTARUZZA Amaël University professor in geography, specialist in digital technology and the Balkans
COLIN Sébastien Lecturer in Geography
DANET Dider Lecturer and Director of the Specialized Master in Cyber ​​Defense Operations and Crisis Management
DESFORGES Alix PostDoct, French cyber defense specialist
DOUZET Frédérick Director of GEODE, University Professor and member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
ESCORNE Charlotte PhD candidate, specialized in the deployment of 5G in Africa
ESTECAHANDY Hugo PhD candidate, specialist in the geographies of crypto-currencies and their mining industries
FRANÇOIS Camille PhD candidate, specialist in informational operations on social networks
FRANÇOIS Margot PhD candidate, specialist in Cuban digital space
GÉRARD Colin PhD, specialist in Russian information influence strategies
GÉRAUD Rémi Cryptologist and security researcher, affiliated to the Ecole normale supérieure
GÉRY Aude Senior researcher in public international law, specialist in international legal issues of cybersecurity
GRUMBACH Stéphane Research Director at Inria, specialist in geopolitical issues of the digital transformation of human societies
LIMONIER Kevin Deputy Director of GEODE, lecturer, specialist in Russian-speaking cyberspace
NDIOR Valère Professor of Public Law at the University of Western Brittany, President of the Francophone Network of International Law
NOCETTI Julien Teacher and researcher at the Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan schools
NORODOM Anne-Thida Professor of public law at University of Paris, secretary general of the French Society for International Law
PETINIAUD Louis PhD in Geopolitics, specialist in the geopolitics of Internet infrastructures and data routing in territorial conflicts in the post-Soviet space
RAUZY Pablo Lecturer in computer science, specialist in emancipatory computer security
SAINT-MEZARD Isabelle Professor at the French Institute of Geopolitics and Deputy Director of IFG Lab
SALAMATIAN Kavé Professor at the University of Savoie. Specialist in Internet measurement and information theory in networks
SALAMATIAN Loqman PhD candidate in mathematics. Internet transmission protocol specialist
SCIALOM Ilan Phd candidate, specialist in the cybersecurity of critical infrastructures and the Israeli and Emirati digital spaces
Sophie Hamel PhD candidate, focusing on the deployment of digital infrastructure in the South Pacific
TAILLAT Stéphane Lecturer, Cyber ​​Warfare specialist
WARUSFEL Bertrand Professor of Law, Vice President of the French Association of Security and Defense Law (AFDSD)
WEBER Claude Lecturer in Sociology