Eversy, the new platform launched by a former secretary of state for digital

There is some news that flies slightly under the radar. But just recently, former Secretary of State for Digital Mounir Mahjoubi (May 2017 – March 2019) launched his new startup Eversy (Les Echos 13 march 2023).

This announcement in itself is not surprising, given that before occupying the position of Secretary of State for Digital he had the opportunity to create companies in the digital sector.
For this creation, he is associated with Thomas Papadopoulos and Ariane Vandenesch who are not strangers, since they have already lived together entrepreneurial adventures in the past.

Eversy, is a platform that competes with Le Bon Coin or AirB&B, so it is not a revolution, the differentiating marker displayed is an increased security (it will have to decline its identity …) to avoid the drifts of competing platforms especially Le Bon Coin. But the differentiating marker is especially at the level of the commissioning will be clearly lower than the competition, less than 10€ for a purchase of 100€. Moreover, we add a little ecological constraint to be in the current trend.

But the most surprising point is the site’s lack of data protection, especially for a former Secretary of State for Digital, who notably pushed hard for digital regulation and data protection. Notably during the transposition of the RGPD (General Data Protection Regulation) into national law by a vote of the Assembly on May 14, 2018. On May 15, 2018 he spoke at the closing of the third session of the great debate on digital organized by Syntec on the building sites of the Data following the RGPD (L’Usine nouvelle 15-may 2018).

Indeed, I was not surprised when I accessed the platform not to have any notification to accept or refuse the collection of my personal data, especially through the cookies, although in the Privacy Policy, it is well indicated that the user has the opportunity to refuse the cookies for a degraded service …

This is however, one of the legal obligations imposed by the RGPD. I know that it is often said that the cobblers are the worst shod, but this is a bit strong, no? Would there be a special exemption for entrepreneurs who are former secretaries of state?

If we want to publish an ad, we have to enter our email address, but if we don’t check the cryptic box “I accept that my information will be used for communication purposes”, we can’t finalize the ad. It is impossible for us to finalize the action. Once again, this is not very respectful of the users’ interests…

It seems that the General Conditions page is also missing… Let’s try to be nice and an error can happen, a problem not detected during an update?


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I don’t know about you, but there’s a “do as I say but not as I do” kind of attitude that shows a lack of concern for the laws he himself has pushed. I hope that this little post will correct the situation quickly. However, what is distressing is that Les Echos, which published an article on this birth of a new platform, did not go on the said platform. This is indeed the only explanation I can find, otherwise they would have discovered the non-conformity with the regulations of the platform, and I don’t want to believe that journalists would have omitted to inform their readers, right?

To be continued…


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