Public Service Minister Stanislas Guerini will not deal with matters “of any kind” related to Alphabet, the parent company of Google where his wife works, according to a decree published Wednesday in the Official Journal (JO). “The Minister of Transformation and Public Service [Stanislas Guerini] is not aware of acts of any kind relating to the company Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiaries, as well as acts relating to the cloud hosting of the data of the State”, it is thus specified.

“The corresponding powers are exercised” by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, in accordance with a 1959 decree. According to the latter decree, “the minister who considers himself to be in a situation of conflict of interest shall inform the Prime Minister in writing, specifying the content of the matters for which he considers that he should not exercise his powers. A decree determines, as a result, the powers that the Prime Minister exercises in place of the minister concerned “, is it planned.

The text published Wednesday in the OJ “is linked to the functions of his wife” Marie-Luce Conrard, the ministry confirmed to Agence France-Presse. She works at Google Cloud France as “Director of Strategy and Operations, excluding public sector,” according to information posted on her LinkedIn account.

Despite this partial shift, Stanislas Guerini should continue to lead the Interministerial Digital Department (Dinum). “The Minister of Transformation and the Public Service has authority over the interministerial digital directorate”, thus specified an award decree in early June.