Isn’t the digital revolution a source of threats and risks to individual freedoms? France’s law of October 7, 2016 for a digital Republic requires digital platforms to establish and respect good practices in respect of fairness and transparency. Is this regulatory dictate adapted to the reality of the uses made by individuals and the companies collecting data?
For Valérie Peugeot, a futurist in the Orange Labs social science laboratory, the digital stakes are not formulated in terms of danger or progress. But they do however raise a fundamental issue – that of the autonomy of individuals, their mastery of the tools and their understanding of the digital world. And in this respect open up the field to some exceedingly political reflection.
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