Keynote 1 - William Gilles






William Gilles is a tenured associate professor (HDR) at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) where he is the director of the Master’s degree in Digital Law and the director of the Chair of the Americas. He is the co-founder and President of IMODEV. He is a member of the board of the Sorbonne Law School, and a member of the Academic Board of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he serves on the Research Council of the University. He received several awards (1rst Prize of the Foundation Jacques Descours Desacres, delivered by the French Senate, 2014 SMBG Prize Trophée de la pédagogie, 2015 First Prize of the Instituto do Capitalismo Humanista, Brasil). William Gilles is a former lawyer at the French Constitutional Council (2009-2011). Between 2014 and 2016, he was heard three times by the French Senate on Governmental Transparency, open data, and digital legal issues. Since 2015, he is one of the two Open Government Partnership (OGP) IRM Researchers for France. He is the director of the International Journal of Open Government, and of the International Journal of Digital and Data Law. His research focuses on open government issues (open data, government transparency, citizen participation, government accountability), digital law issues (right to privacy, cybercrime, fundamental rights in the digital society, tax law in the digital society), eGovernment, smart cities, and public finance.


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