ChapsVision has formed an an independent Ethics Committee
Paris, September 21, 2023 – Since last January, ChapsVision has created its own independent Ethics Committee, anticipating both customer demands and employee expectations. Since Chapsvision was founded in 2019, the company’s ambition is to endow France and Europe with sovereign, credible solutions for the treatment of heterogeneous data, whether applied to the corporate world or government services. The company firmly believes that it is crucial for our democracies to have a legitimate alternative to American companies.
Through major investments in research and development in data processing, complemented by a sustained strategy of acquisitions and expansion in France and abroad, ChapsVision has rapidly built up a coherent group comprising two branches addressing sectors with a strong data footprint: one dedicated to customer engagement with enterprises, and the other offering sovereign solutions dedicated to cyber intelligence and cybersecurity for the defense, intelligence and security markets.
While data is a strategic issue for Europe, it also raises serious fundamental questions in terms of usage. ChapsVision has therefore chosen to define a strict framework for its use of technology, with the straightforward aim of protecting the sovereign interests of European states and those who share its values. This objective must be pursued in compliance with the legal and regulatory standards and high ethical principles defined within ChapsVision’s Code of Conduct. In this context, ChapsVision’s independent Ethics Committee is at the core of the company’s commitment to upholding these principles and ensuring their strict implementation.
ChapsVision has therefore assembled an independent Ethics Committee, chaired by the French Ambassador, Jean-David Levitte. The independent Ethics Committee is composed of :
- Francis Delon, Honorary State Councillor
- Jan Kleijssen, Independent Consultant and former Director of the Council of Europe
- Yann Padova, Lawyer at the Paris and Brussels Bars, former Secretary General of the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority)
The Committee oversees the achievement of the Group’s ethical objectives and compliance with the appropriate procedures that have been established.
As part of what he considers to be a strong link between business and corporate social responsibility, Olivier Dellenbach, CEO of ChapsVision declares: “The Group’s activity has led me to ensure thoroughness and trust in the use and handling of data, especially in the field of cybersecurity. For this reason, ChapsVision has appointed an independent Ethics Committee to assist it in the implementation of its Code of Conduct and compliance with its procedures. The Independent Ethics Committee is formed of high-profile personalities whose expertise ensures that ChapsVision, and all the Group’s entities, are applying the rules they have set themselves strictly. We are all honored by the creation of this Committee, and the entire Group is very grateful to its members for their commitment.”
Jean-David Levitte, Member of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences and Chairman of the Foundation Board of the Geneva Council for Security Policy (GCSP), Jean-David Levitte had a remarkable diplomatic career: from 2007 to 2012, he was President Nicolas Sarkozy’s diplomatic advisor and appointed Sherpa. Between 2003 and 2007, he was the French Ambassador to Washington during the difficult period of the Iraq war. During the 2000 to 2002 period, he was the French Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, presiding over the Security Council during the attacks of September 11, 2001, and negotiating the return of inspectors from Iraq in 2002. For sixteen years at the Élysée Palace, he also served as foreign policy advisor under three different French Presidents.
Francis Delon, Honorary State Councillor, has been a member of the Council of State’s Litigation Division, serving as rapporteur, government commissioner and then chamber president, and also on several advisory panels. During his career, he served at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1986 – 1993), in the Minister’s private office and as French representative in New York for the United Nations and directed the private office of the Minister of Education (1995-1997). From 2004 to 2014, he held the position of General Secretary for National Defence, before becoming the General Secretary for Defence and National Security. Until 2021, he chaired the National Commission on the Control of Intelligence Techniques, an independent administrative authority founded by the French Intelligence Act of 2015.
Jan Kleijssen, Awarded with the 2023 AI Policy Leader Award by the Center for AI and Digital Policy (Washington DC), Jan Kleijssen was a key figure in the Council of Europe’s on the subject of AI as a regulatory area and the impact it has on human rights, the rule of law and democracy. In 1983, he became a member of the European Commission of Human Rights, as a jurist. Appointed to the Parliamentary Assembly secretariat in 1987, he was the secretary to the Political Affairs Committee from 1990 to 1999. Until 2004, Jan was Cabinet Director of the Secretary General, before becoming Director of the Parliamentary Assembly and finally Special Adviser to the President. In 2006, he transitioned as the General Directorate for Human Rights and Standard Setting Director up to 2011, where he was appointed as the Director of Information Society – Action against Crime, General Directorate for Human Rights and Rule of Law. Between 2018 and 2022, he served as the Council of Europe’s Internet Governance Coordinator.
Yann Padova, an expert in the field of personal data law and its regulatory aspects, has held a series of high-profile positions, such as Secretary-General of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL). Graduate from Sciences Po Paris, he holds a Master 2 in law as well as a Master 2 in economics, in addition to being a member of the Paris and Brussels bars. In 2015, he was appointed as a member of the college of the French Energy Regulation Commission by the President of the French National Assembly. His professional career began as an Administrator within the French National Assembly, more specifically with the Law Commission. Lecturer in digital and data law at Sciences Po Paris and the Assas University. His professional career has been marked by his strong understanding of issues relating to IT, as well as the Internet and cybercrime. He has built a rich and influential career around his commitment to personal data protection and regulation.
As a specialist in sovereign data processing, ChapsVision enables companies and public authorities to succeed in their digital transformation and create value, thanks to a software suite built around its system for exploiting massive, heterogeneous data.
Through major R&D investments in massive data processing, complemented by a sustained strategy of acquisitions and international expansion, ChapsVision has rapidly built up a coherent group comprising two branches addressing sectors with a high data footprint: one dedicated to customer engagement with enterprises, and the other offering sovereign solutions dedicated to cyber intelligence and cybersecurity for the defense, intelligence and security markets.
Founded in 2019, ChapsVision has nearly 600 employees, 600 key account customers, and is targeting sales of €180m in 2023.