Doctor of Laws, William Gilles is a tenured associate professor (HDR) at the Sorbonne Law School (University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) where he is the director of the Master’s degree in Digital Law (Data Law, eGov and Open Gov), and the director of the Chair of the Americas. He is the cofounder and President of IMODEV. He is a member of the board of the Sorbonne Law School, and a member of the Academic Board of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he serves on the Research Council of the University. William Gilles is a former lawyer at the French Constitutional council. He is the director of the International Journal of Open Government, and of the International Journal of Digital and Data Law. His research focuses on open government issues (open data, government transparency, citizen participation, government accountability), digital law issues (right to privacy, cybercrime, fundamental rights in the digital society, tax law in the digital society), eGovernement, smart cities, and public finance.