Marie-Laure DENIS graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies in 1988 and is a former student of the National Administration School. She held different positions at the French Council of State. She was Deputy chief of staff to the Mayor of Paris, Chief of staff to the Deputy Minister for Family and Deputy chief of staff to the Minister of health, family and persons with disabilities. She was a member of the French Audiovisual Regulator and then a member of the French Regulator for electronic communications and post. She was a member of the Committee of the Energy regulation commission. Marie-Laure DENIS has been appointed President of the CNIL by decree of the President of the French Republic for a mandate of 5 years starting from February 2nd, 2019.