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Co-organised by the French gendarmerie nationale, CEIS and Euratechnologies and co-financed by the Nord Pas de Calais-Picardie region, the 8th International cybersecurity forum, also known as FIC, will take place in Lille (France) on January 25th and 26th, 2016.
Under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic, this year’s works will be dedicated to “data security and privacy” and will have the honour of the participation of high-level State authorities and members of the economic world, as well as several international authorities.

Data security and privacy
Data have become the fuel for digital transformation, but they remain a fragile piece of capital. In this respect, it is necessary to improve the conditions for creation as well as to maintain, enrich, transform, enhance and protect them in order to make data a source of advancement for mankind.
Some challenges lie ahead in various areas before reaching this goal: strategically, at the European and national level; legally, regarding the ownership and privacy notions; on the security level, with the need for a trusted environment conducive to the development of new uses for citizens, businesses, local authorities and the State…
The 2016 FIC edition
The FIC is a platform aiming at promoting a pan-European vision of cybersecurity as well as strengthening the fight against cybercrime. This edition’s purpose is to conduct, more than ever, an open, participatory discussion involving representatives such as service providers, trusted security solution professionals as well as end users from the public and academic sector.
In order to do so, the FIC is organised around:
• The trade show, to share knowledge and ideas, recruit new employees and maintain contacts;Protection-des-donnees-et-vie-privee
• The forum, to discuss with experts, gather ideas and share professional lessons;
• The observatory, to continue exchanging views and information, explore topics in greater depth and nurture the network throughout the year.
For more information
The FIC website
The 254th issue of the Revue de la gendarmerie nationale on Data security and privacy
The FIC 2015 proceedings