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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

France - Data 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ariane Mole is lauded as “a tremendously talented lawyer in the data space”. She co-heads the firm’s international data protection group, and has extensive experience advising on EU regulations and global compliance matters.


Ariane is renowned for her in-depth knowledge of data protection matters, and advises some of the world’s most innovative and technologically advanced companies.

Ariane is based in Paris and is co-head of Bird & Bird’s international data protection group and privacy practice. She is a leading name in personal data protection law.

With her dedicated international data protection team, Ariane advises local and international companies and public-sector clients. She has particular expertise in navigating local law divergences and different interpretations between countries, enabling global compliance and practical solutions. She advises on GDPR compliance, including responses to complaints and exercise of rights; security breach management and notifications; contracts; GDPR procedures and documentation; assessment of legal basis for processing; and privacy policies and BCRs, among other matters.

Ariane has also assisted with dawn raids by data protection authorities, and disputes against the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and other agencies.

A member of the Paris and Luxembourg Bars, Ariane previously worked within the CNIL as a data protection expert within the EU Commission. She is named as a “notable practitioner” by Chambers and a “key player” by Decideurs.

Ariane is accredited as a legal expert to the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe), entitling her to assess data protection compliance at EU level. This allows manufacturers and vendors to obtain EuroPriSe data protection certification of their IT products, software and services.

Ariane is a frequent speaker at data protection conferences and events over the world. She is also a regular contributor to newspapers and legal magazines.
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