Florence G'sell

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Florence G'sell

  • Visiting Professor at the Cyber Policy Center


Florence G’sell is a professor of private law at the University of Lorraine and leads the Digital, Governance and Sovereignty Chair at Sciences Po. She is currently a visiting professor in the program on the Governance of Emerging Technologies, at the Cyber Policy Center.

G'sell began her academic career working mainly on tort law, judicial systems and comparative law. For the past several years, she has been working on digital law and in particular on issues related to the regulation of online platforms, the way law can deal with new technologies (Blockchain, Metaverse), the notion of digital sovereignty and, more generally, digital policies in the EU and the US. She has edited and published several books on digital issues, including Le Big Data et le Droit (Dalloz, 2021) and Justice Numérique (Dalloz, 2022). Recently, she published “Les réseaux sociaux, entre encadrement et auto-régulation” (Sciences Po, Digital, Governance and Sovereignty Chair, 2021), “AI Judges” (in Larry A. Dimatteo, Cristina Poncibo, Michel Cannarsa (edit. ), The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence, Global Perspectives on Law and Ethics, Cambridge University Press, 2022), and “The Digital Services Act: a General Assessment” (in Antje von Ungern-Sternberg (ed.), Content Regulation in the European Union – The Digital Services Act, Institute for Digital Law (IRDT), Trier April 2023). She has also co-authored the Council of Europe report entitled “The Impact of Blockchains for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law” (with Florian Martin-Bariteau, 2022).

G’sell graduated from Sciences Po and is admitted to the Paris Bar. She obtained her PhD in private law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and holds the French “agrégation de droit privé et sciences criminelles”. She has been invited several times at the University of Chicago and, more recently, at Stanford University. 



Journal Articles
April 2023

The Digital Services Act (DSA): A General Assessment

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In The News

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Florence G'sell of the Cyber Policy Center appointed to expert group by Macron

President of France, Emmanuel Macron has announced his intention to regulate minors' access to screens, whether on phones, computers, tablets, or even game consoles. It has brought together a group of experts, including Florence G'sell of the Program on Governance of Emerging Technologies.
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