Data and AI Ethics Council: representing responsible AI

The Data and AI Ethics Council is an advisory and independent body chaired by Stéphane Richard, Orange’s Chairman and CEO. Its members support the company’s implementation of ethical, responsible and transparent principles governing the use of Artificial Intelligence and data processing technologies.


By drawing up ethical guidelines for transparency, fairness and good governance, data and AI technologies can positively contribute to meeting the major challenges of our time. For many years, Orange has been proactive in its use of responsible digital technology, and the Data and AI Ethics Council illustrates this commitment.

It also reflects Orange’s desire to strengthen the bond of trust among customers, employees and stakeholders, in connection with our official purpose, and to become a benchmark player in this field.


Make up and missions

Orange’s Data and AI Ethics Council is made up of 11 members, selected for their independence and neutrality, their expertise on these topics, and the diversity of their backgrounds.

The council’s mission is to define an ethical framework for AI and Data, excluding regulatory obligations, in line with Orange’s values and purpose. It also oversees and advises the Executive Committee on governance and the concrete use cases that are referred to it. Finally, it monitors the company’s implementation of the ethical principles validated by the Executive Committee.

Each member is committed to providing Orange with their international expertise and independent standpoint to advise on ethical issues relating to the Group's AI-based and data processing systems.


The 2021 Data and AI Ethics Council members

  • Raja Chatila, Professor of AI, Robotics and Ethics at the Sorbonne University, France,
  • Cécile Dejoux, University Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France,
  • Lê Nguyên Hoang, Researcher and Computer Science Mediator at the École Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, Switzerland,
  • Mark Hunyadi, Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy at Louvain University, Belgium,
  • Etienne Klein, Laboratory Director at the CEA (Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), France,
  • Jean-Noël Lafargue, Lecturer at the Paris 8 University, France,
  • Caroline Lequesne-Roth, Teacher and Researcher at the Cote d’Azur University, France,
  • Claire Levallois Barth, Lecturer in Law at the Télécom Paris engineering school, France,
  • Winston Maxwell, Director of Legal Studies at the Télécom Paris engineering school, France,
  • Sasha Rubel, International expert in responsible AI and open data,
  • Françoise Soulie-Fogelman, Consultant in AI; ex-university professor and start-up manager.