The 25th of June 2012, Gilles Babinet was nominated by Fleur Pellerin as “French representative of the digital champions program of the European Union”. He has recently declared: “the CNIL (French national data protection commission) is an enemy of the nation”. He also qualified the privacy’s protectors of “backward-lookers”.
Looking at his recent nomination, this posture may be surprising. The privacy is one of the biggest current issues, and it can not be excluded from the agenda, especially the one of an elected official.
But if we look more closely, his comments seem explicable, but not understandable at the same time.