Geoffrey Delcroix

Manager of innovation, studies and foresight projects

Geoffrey Delcroix is ​​managing innovation, studies and foresight projects within the Innovation lab of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL).

LINC ( 3 missions:

–          Explore emerging trends at the frontier between digital technologies, ethical issues and data.

–          Exchange ideas and act as the main point of contacts for innovation ecosystems (the team works with start-ups, labs and academics around those topics).

–          Experiment innovation methods and produce or co-produce demos, Proof of concepts or prototypes around privacy issues.

The team also publishes various works on various topics (connected vehicles, chatbots, robotics, AI, connected objects, drones, digital health, algorithms …), all available on LINC (, CNIL innovation and future-related media. The team regularly publishes more in-depth studies on a subject of future exploration, the IP reports.

The fifth issue of the studies, called “The platform of a city” is an exploration of the issues related to smart city and data uses in urban planning and services. It contains recommendations, in particular regarding the different tools that can be used in the future to create meaningful and controlled uses of personal data for public interest purposes.

A graduate in political sciences and geopolitics and defense, Geoffrey began his career in the Futuribles team, an independent center for study on the contemporary world, as a consultant and researcher. He was then in charge of foresight within the Delegation for prospective and strategy of the french Ministry of the Interior (homeland security) before joining the CNIL in 2011.

Geoffrey Delcroix pilote les projets d’innovation et de prospective du laboratoire d’innovation numérique de la CNIL, autorité chargée de la protection des données personnelles et de la régulation de leur usage.

Point de contact privilégié des écosystèmes d’innovation, LINC ( publie des travaux de veille et d’analyse prospective sur des sujets émergents à la croisée des questions d’usages numériques et de libertés publiques et individuelles et conduit des expérimentations de médiation et de recherche autour des données. En octobre 2017, l’équipe a publié son 5ème cahier IP, intitulé “la plateforme d’une ville” qui explore les enjeux politiques et de régulation liés à la place croissante prise par les données personnelles dans la vie urbaine connectée.

Diplômé en sciences politiques, il a été consultant, auteur et formateur en prospective (au sein du groupe Futuribles) avant de rejoindre le ministère de l’intérieur puis la CNIL.