The VPIP chair aims to contribute to the development and the animation of a multidisciplinary work of reference on the collection, use and sharing of personal information, such as information about individuals (their personal lives, their professional activities, their digital identities, their contributions on social networks, etc.) including those collected by smart objects that surround them (smartphones, smarthome, smart meters, etc.).
The information provided voluntary or not by the persons, or the tracking of their activities and interactions, indeed pose many issues in terms of:
- Social value: what new services should be provided and how can trust be established? In other words, how do we preserve what characterizes a human being, namely the commitment to the principles of freedom, autonomy and accountability?
- Economic value: how does personal information contribute to the creation of value? How do we to combine public data, private data and business data to develop products, services and innovative strategies?
- Control: who controls or should control personal information? How can we ensure its technical and practical security?
- Regulation: how the information is or should be regulated from legal, economic and ethical point of view?
The Chair intends to study these issues as follows: the creation of sustainable values, market oriented or not, based on social and economic innovation, as well as an ethical societal ownership and legal and technical security.
The Chair Values and Policies of Personal Information is coordinated by Claire Levallois-Barth, Associate Professor of Law, and co-animated by: Maryline Laurent, professor of Computer Science at Telecom SudParis, Patrick Waelbroeck, professor in Economics at Telecom ParisTech, Pierre-Antoine Chardel, professor in Philosophy at Telecom Business School.
It is supported by Imprimerie Nationale, BNP Parisbas, Orange, LVMH, Dassault Systèmes, Deveryware, CNIL (The French Data Protection Autority), DINSIC (French Inter-ministerial Directorate for Digital and Information and Communication Systems of the State placed under the authority of the Prime Minister) and Fondation Telecom.