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 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 the fields of global compliance - assisting extensively on GDPR compliance actions, online networks, monitoring at work and international data transfers. Ariane also assists her clients with their relationships with the CNIL and with other national or local Data Protection Authorities.

A member of the Paris Bar since 1995, Ariane previously worked within the Legal Department of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) focusing on international matters, before becoming an expert to the DG XIII of the European Union Commission.

In 2008, Ariane was admitted 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.

In June 2012, her data protection training seminar, "Loi Informatique et Libertés - le regime juridique des traitements et des fichiers" was certified by the CNIL, obtaining the "label CNIL". 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
  3. Ariane Mole heads the dedicated data protection team and advises on global compliance issues.

    Legal 500 EMEA 2013