Gwendal Le Grand


Commission nationale de l'informatique et des Libertés

Deputy Secretary-General

Dr. Gwendal Le Grand is the Director of technology and innovation at the French data protection authority CNIL (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libert+¬s), where he supervises the IT experts department, the IT operations department, the innovation and foresight unit, and the CNIL labs. He participates to the activities of the article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29), in particular to the work of the Technology Subgroup, which tackles data protection issues related to new technologies (internet of things, privacy policies of big internet players, cloud computing...). He is a member of the European Privacy Seal (EuroPrise) Advisory Board, and is the liaison officer for the WP29 to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27/WG5 which develops privacy standards at ISO. Before joining the CNIL, he worked as an associate professor at Telecom Paristech, Paris, between 2001 and 2007, and he participated in several european and national research projects in the areas of security and networking. Gwendal Le Grand received his PhD in computer science from the University of Paris 6 in July 2001.


Contributions by Gwendal Le Grand

  • Cookie Rules: New EU Guidance Theory and Practice
    Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • L'analyse d'impact : les astuces du métier
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2020
  • Tracking Walls: Can Websites Deny Access to Individuals Who Deny Consent?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Member of Privacy Engineering Section Advisory Board 2018 - 2020
  • Deciphering GDPR: DPIA, Data Breach Notification, Portability and Security
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
  • "Deciphering" GDPR: DPIA, Data Breach Notification, Portability and Security
    Speaker at Paris KnowledgeNet: 8 March 2017
  • How to Comply with the GDPR While Unlocking the Value of Big Data
    Web Conference Speaker