Overview

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

Ariane is joint Head of our International Data Protection Practice Group and is one of the leading lawyers in personal data protection law. She is based in our Paris office.

Ariane advises French and international companies and public sector clients on all aspects of personal data protection and privacy.  She has particular expertise in global compliance - assisting extensively on GDPR compliance actions - social media, internet of things, monitoring at work, international data transfers, and provides advice to all sectors such as Banking, Insurance, Health, Luxury and Tech & Comms. Ariane also assists clients with their relationships and disputes with the CNIL and with other national or local Data Protection Authorities.

A member of the Paris Bar and of the Luxembourg Bar, Ariane previously worked within the Legal Department of the European Union Commission.

In 2008, Ariane was certified as a Legal Expert to the EuroPriSe project launched by the EU Commission, allowing her to offer assessments to manufacturers and vendors of IT products and IT-based services in order to obtain EuroPriSe privacy certification.

Her data protection training seminar, "Protection des Données Personnelles : Objectif Conformité" (Data Protection : Reaching Compliance) was first certified by the CNIL, obtaining the "Label CNIL" in 2012 and was re-certified in 2018 in compliance with the GDPR. Ariane is a frequent speaker at data protection related conferences and training seminars. She is also a regular contributor to newspapers and specialist legal magazines.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Data protection specialist Ariane Mole is highly regarded in the Paris market and considered by her peers to be "the queen of data protection." She excels in international data transfer and monitoring work thanks to her former experience at the French data protection authority, the CNIL.

    Chambers Europe 2017
  2. "Ariane Mole is widely recognised in the market for specialising in data protection work. She focuses on drafting Binding Corporate Rules and compliance issues associated with larger IT projects like outsourcing and cloud computing."

    Chambers Europe 2015