Hello there! You just stumbled upon my personal online space…
I’m Hugo Roy.
I am involved in the launch of Data Rights an NGO for advancing users’, orgs’ and communities’ rights to their data. As Vice-President of (France’s oldest Internet access provider), I co-started the Exégètes Amateurs (a digital rights litigation group). I also cofounded Terms of Service; Didn’t Read and am a former board member of the Free Software Foundation Europe. Zappa-ist.
👉 You can access my professional website here
Articles on personal projects
European Court of Justice rulings on mass surveillance
After 5+ years of work, and an intense 2-day hearing in Luxembourg, the CJUE puts a halt to the rationale of mass surveillance behind France’s surveillance laws. This article explains why (in French).
The story behind ToS;DR
In 2012, I took a few months off studies to dedicate myself full time to launching ToS;DR. This article gets back to (part of) the story behind it, and to promote some of the recent work and challenges ahead for the current team.
On launching three non-profit organisations to challenge France’s surveillance system in courts
In late 2014, I embarked on a strange, long and tedious journey in the fight for the rule of law against mass surveillance in France.
About the time I accidentally got in the middle of a fight between Steve Jobs and Google
I was 20 and working as an intern at fsfe, and I published an open letter to Steve Jobs. Surprisingly, he responded to me by email, threatening of lawsuits against open source video technologies. Spoiler: these lawsuits never happened.