Internet Censorship, Surveillance and Algorithmic Governmentality. An Interview with Félix Tréguer

Felix Treguer CERI

Félix Tréguer is postdoctoral researcher at CERI Sciences Po and associate researcher at CNRS Centre for Internet and Society. At CERI, he is part of the French research team of the ANR-ORA project “GUARDINT: Oversight and Intelligence Networks: Who Guards the Guardians?” He is the author of L'utopie déchue : une contre-histoire d'Internet, XVe-XXIe siècle (Fayard , 2019). Félix answers our questions on his research interests, and presents the aims and scope of GUARDINT.

Can you tell us a bit about your academic background: what was the subject of your PhD and what were your thematic (and geographic, if any) areas of focus?

After a Master’s degree in Public Affairs at Sciences Po, I worked as Political and Legal Analyst at La Quadrature du Net, a French NGO defending rights and liberties in the digital environment—an organization in which I continue to serve as a volunteer today. During my time at La Quadrature, I had the chance to take part in the political and legal controversies concerning the regulation of copyright on the internet, online freedom of expression, and the neutrality of networks (...)