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“The bill’s text was drafted following a ground-breaking co-construction process in the form of a massive nationwide consultation initiated by the Prime Minister in October 2014. In all, there were more than 4,000 contributions from businesses, government departments and individuals which were received, summarised and examined by the Conseil national du numérique (French Digital Council) which presented its findings and proposals to the government on 18 June 2015.”

http://www.republique-numerique.fr/pages/digital-republic-bill-rationale

Isn’t the treatment and analysis of the jumble of data produced in an online consultation a waste of human resources that could be more productively allocated elsewhere ?