Jun 25, 2024

Ashkan Soltani and the CPPA Sign Declaration of Cooperation with French Data Protection Agency

From Commission Nationale De L’informatique Et Des Libertés

CPPA Announces Cooperation with French Data Protection Authority (CNIL)

Mr Ashkan SOLTANI, Executive Director of the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA – California, United States of America) and Ms Marie-Laure DENIS, President of the Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL - France), have signed on the 25th of June a declaration of cooperation that will allow both authorities:

  • to carry out joint research related to new technologies and data protection issues
  • to share their best practices and experiences including in the course of their investigations and
  • to organize joint training workshops

This partnership will be an opportunity to build a strong institutional and human links between the CPPA and the CNIL through common projects, allowing us to strengthen their understanding of new technologies and to help face together the challenges presented by the protection of personal data of Californian and French citizens.

“We’re pleased to collaborate with the CNIL and pave the way for information sharing on areas of mutual interest. We look forward to a productive exchange in the years to come, with our appreciation to the CNIL,” said Ashkan Soltani, Executive Director of the CPPA. 


Ashkan Soltani (MIMS 2009) has previously served a brief stint as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and as the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission. He now serves as the Executive Director of the California Privacy Protection Agency.

Last updated: July 2, 2024