Lex Electronica was founded by Prof. Karim Benyekhlef in 1995, with a view to developing information and communications technology law. Since 2014, Prof. Vincent Gautrais is director of the journal. An international law journal, the review's purpose was to feature to public and legal scholars changes regarding law and technology, not just information technologies but also life and health technologies. It was launched as the first french-speaking online law journal, and one of the first legal online journal worldwide