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Following the success of its first edition in 2021, the 2022 Data Ring Data Prize aims to recognise a doctoral thesis in law or political science which contributes to the improvement of practical knowledge on personal data, new technologies and the digital society.

Supported by the Occitanie Region in South West France and the city of Toulouse, it awards a grant of 1,500 euros.

The jury may also at its discretion award an additional non-cash prize.


How to apply for the 2022 Data Prize:

Applications are open from 1 April 2022 to 31 July 2022 (midnight CET).

To be eligible, candidates must have defended the thesis (viva) between 1 January 2020 and 30 April 2022 and have been awarded a doctorate in one of the two calendar years prior to the award.

Theses must be written in French.

The application must include the following documents, which will not be returned to the candidates:

Candidates should send the application in digital AND paper format to the following addresses

Digital :




Hard copy :  

Prix de thèse 2022

Association DATA RING

40, rue du Japon



The winning thesis is chosen by a prize jury made up the members of data Data Ring, university academics and professionals.

- France CHARRUYER, President of Data Ring, Lawyer at the Toulouse bar

- Alain BENSOUSSAN, Lawyer at the Paris bar

- Brunessen BERTRAND, Professor at the University of Rennes 1

- Nicolas COURTIER, President of Cyberlex, Lawyer at the Marseille bar

- Nicholas CULLEN, lawyer at the Toulouse bar

- Pierre ÉGÉA, Professor at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, Lawyer at the Toulouse bar

- Gérard HAAS, Lawyer at the Paris bar

- Ronan HARDOUIN, Lawyer at the Paris bar, Doctor of Law

- Pierre NOUAL, Lawyer at the Toulouse bar, Foctor of law,

- Marie PIERRE, Professor at the Toulouse School Business (TBS).


Data Prize Rules 2022 (French language document)


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