President, French data protection authority (CNIL)
Born on October 15th, 1967, Marie-Laure DENIS graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (“Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris”) in 1988 and is a former student of the National Administration School (“Ecole Nationale d’Administration”, “Condorcet” graduating class).
She held the positions of “auditeur” (from 1992 to 1995) and then of “maître des requêtes” (from 1998 to 2002) at the French Council of State (“Conseil d’Etat”). Since 2017, she has been State Counselor (“Conseiller d’Etat”), Rapporteur of the 6th Chamber of the Litigation section and member of the Reports and Studies section.
Marie-Laure DENIS was Deputy chief of staff to the Mayor of Paris from 1996 to 1998, Chief of staff to the Deputy Minister for Family and Deputy chief of staff to the Minister of health, family and persons with disabilities from 2002 to 2004.
She was a member of the French Audiovisual Regulator (“Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel”) from 2004 to 2016 and then a member of the French Regulator for electronic communications and post (“Autorité de régulation des communication électroniques et des postes”) from 2011 to 2016. Since 2017, she has been a member of the Committee for the resolution of disputes and sanctions (“Comité de règlement des différends et des sanctions”) of the Energy regulation commission (“Commission de regulation de l’énergie”).
Marie-Laure DENIS has been appointed President of the CNIL by decree of the President of the French Republic for a mandate of 5 years starting from February 2nd, 2019.