BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2018) - Galexia Analytics Release

2018 Rank 8. France - Score: 79.57 | Change from 2016 - Rank: -3

A combination of comprehensive cybercrime legislation and up-to-date intellectual property protection benefits cloud services in France. France also has up-to-date electronic signature and electronic commerce laws in place.

Comprehensive privacy legislation exists in France, although it includes onerous and cumbersome registration requirements that appear unnecessary.

There is no clear or comprehensive government policy or strategy on cloud computing in France, although France has invested heavily (through the French sovereign wealth fund) in supporting several local cloud service providers.

France’s national broadband plan, France Très Haut Débit, is a 10-year-funded initiative launched in 2013 and updated in 2015. It covers a range of infrastructure and constructions programs, which use a range of technologies. The overall broadband target for the France Très Haut Débit plan is 100 percent coverage of France with speeds in excess of 30 Mbps by 2022.

There were very few changes in France’s results from the previous Scorecard. The minor difference in France’s position in the ranking — a slide from fifth place to eighth — is based on the rebalancing of the Scorecard methodology.

The rank for France in this year's Scorecard is:
- 8th overall,
- 7th for legal and policy, and
- 7th for IT readiness and broadband deployment.

Within legal and policy themes for cloud readiness France has the following rankings:
- 8th for data privacy
- 2nd for security
- 5th for cybercrime
- 5th for intellectual property rights
- 8th for standards and international harmonization
- 12th for promoting free trade

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