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The "geeks", a new weapon for French regulators to investigate the Gafam

2021-06-25T13:12:13.476Z

DECRYPTION - The Competition Authority, the CNIL and the CSA are stepping up their recruitments against the digital giants.



How to dissect the black boxes of the digital giants? The public gendarmes are stepping up the investigations against the tech giants, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon or Microsoft, but are struggling to gather sufficient evidence on the alleged misdeeds of their algorithms and their industrial strategies. Impossible then to demonstrate their sprains of the law. To discuss on an equal footing, in a way, with the Gafams who hold immense treasures of data, the regulators in France have therefore decided to strengthen their teams by recruiting "geeks" with ultra-advanced skills: engineers, data scientists or still doctoral students in computer science. Without, however, in this race for talents, fighting on an equal footing with the opposing camp.

"We can never offer the same salaries as Google or Facebook, or even those in financial circles

," recognizes Isabelle de Silva, president of the Competition Authority.

But we have our strengths! ”

An engineer or a specialist in

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Source: lefigaro

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