Last month, both the French National Assembly and the French Army Ministry declared that their digital devices would stop using Google as their default search engines.
Instead, they will use Qwant, a French and German search engine that prides itself for not tracking its users.
The move is seen as a response to Cambridge Analytica and Edward Snowden.
“We have to set the example,” said Florian Bachelier, one of MPs chairing the Assembly’s cybersecurity and digital sovereignty task-force. “Security and digital sovereignty are at stake here, which is anything but an issue only for geeks.”