ROME, ITALY - 27 MARCH 2018: (R-L) Eric Leandri (CEO & Founder of Qwant) and Florian Nehm (Head of Corporate Sustainability & EU Affairs at Exel Springer SE) attend the aperitivo at the end of the event "GDPR and Protection of European Citizens' Privacy: Social and Economical Implications" organised by QWANT, the first European web search engine, at Palazzo Farnese in Rome, Italy, on March 27th 2018.
Qwant is a French company that was founded by security specialist Éric Leandri, investor Jean Manuel Rozan and search-engine expert Patrick Constant in 2011. It launched its eponymous web search engine in July 2013. It claims not to employ user tracking, and it doesn't personalize search results in order to avoid trapping users in a filter bubble.
Palazzo Farnese is one of the most important High Renaissance palaces in Rome. Owned by the Italian Republic, it was given to the French government in 1936 for a period of 99 years, and currently serves as the French embassy in Italy.