[A2k] La Quadrature du Net Gaining in Strength!

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Fri Mar 28 04:27:13 PDT 2014


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La Quadrature du Net Gaining in Strength!

*** Paris, 28 March 2014 — La Quadrature du Net is delighted to welcome Adrienne Charmet-Alix to the operational team as campaign manager and Jean Cattan, Laurent Chemla and Laurence Vandewalle as new members to its strategic directions council. With these reinforcements and the continued support of citizens, La Quadrature du Net is ready to overcome all obstacles in the defence of rights and freedoms in the digital sphere. ***

Historian by training, Adrienne Charmet-Alix joins us from Wikimedia France where she was Director of Programmes since 2011. She brings with her extensive experience of volunteer mobilisation, communication with the public and institutions, and of working in an international context. She will join the operational team on 22 April. For years Adrienne has followed the actions of La Quadrature. With her on board, we hope to extend the reach of our actions, and communicate and engage with a wider public. On the other hand, Arthur Messaud, who has been a pivotal member of the operational team for more than a year, is leaving at the end of March and we thank him warmly for all the work he accomplished.

The strategic directions council of La Quadrature, already bolstered by the presence of Jérémie Zimmermann freed from his operational duties, will now be further enriched by three new members and we are grateful that they have accepted this voluntary position:
    - Jean Cattan, holds a Ph.D. in Public Law and has participated in La Quadrature's legal reflections and actions for a long time already;
    - Laurent Chemla is the founder of GANDI, a domain name registrar and cloud hosting company. He was also one of the pioneers in the defence of digital freedoms and today runs a couple of projects [1] to increase user independence;
    - Laurence Vandewalle, political advisor to the European Parliament for 13 years with extensive experience of digital policies, software patents and copyright reform.

“We warmly welcome Adrienne Charmet-Alix to the operational team and the three new members to the strategic directions council, Jean Cattan, Laurent Chemla et Laurence Vandewalle. We look forward to working with them and call on all of you to participate [2] in our actions and support [3] our efforts to protect online freedoms and rights” concluded Philippe Aigrain, co-founder of La Quadrature du Net.

* References *

1. http://www.caliop.net/is-email-dead-surveillance-inevitable-introducing-project-caliop/

2. https://www.laquadrature.net/en/panel-participer

3. https://support.laquadrature.net/

** About La Quadrature du Net **

La Quadrature du Net is an advocacy group that defends the rights and freedoms of citizens on the Internet. More specifically, it advocates for the adaptation of French and European legislations to respect the founding principles of the Internet, most notably the free circulation of knowledge. 

In addition to its advocacy work, the group also aims to foster a better understanding of legislative processes among citizens. Through specific and pertinent information and tools, La Quadrature du Net hopes to encourage citizens' participation in the public debate on rights and freedoms in the digital age.

La Quadrature du Net is supported by French, European and international NGOs including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Open Society Institute and Privacy International.

List of supporting organisations: https://www.laquadrature.net/en/they-support-la-quadrature-du-net

** Press contact and press room **

contact at laquadrature.net, +33 (0) 972 294 426


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