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 based in Paris and is joint Head of Bird & Bird International Data Protection Practice. She is one of the leading lawyers in personal data protection law.
Ariane advises both local and international companies and public sector clients. She has particular expertise in navigating between local law divergences and different interpretations between countries in order to allow for global compliance – assisting extensively on GDPR compliance actions and practical implementation: responses to complaints and exercises of rights, security breach notifications, contracts, GDPR required procedures and documentation, assessment of legal basis for processing, information notices, privacy policies, etc. Ariane also has years of practice assisting with dawn raids from Data Protection Authorities, and with disputes against the CNIL and other Data Protection Authorities.
A member of the Paris Bar and of the Luxemburg Bar, Ariane previously worked within the French Data Protection Authority – the CNIL – then as a Data Protection expert within the European Union Commission.
Ariane's expertise was recognized by many directories, and she is notably ranked as a notable practitioner by Chambers, and as "unavoidable" by Decideurs, Leaders League.
In 2008, Ariane was certified as a Legal Expert to EuroPriSe, 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 data protection certification.
Her data protection training seminar, "Data Protection: Achieving Compliance" was certified by the CNIL, obtaining the "Label CNIL" in 2012 and was re-certified in 2018 in compliance with the GDPR. Ariane provides specific training to DPOs so that they can prepare for certification of their competences. She is a frequent speaker at data protection conferences and seminars over the world. She is also a regular contributor to newspapers and specialist legal magazines.
Sector and Practice Information
- Data breach and Security Incidents
- Financial Services
- Life Sciences and Healthcare
- Digital Technology Solutions, Internet Services and eCommerce
- Privacy and Data Protection
- Retail and Consumer
- Software and Services
- Technology & Communications
- Trade and Customs
- EU-US Privacy Shield