Ariane Mole

Solicitor – Partner
Bird & Bird

Ariane Mole is one of the leading lawyers in personal data protection law in France and across Europe and is joint head of Bird & Bird’s International Data Protection Group.

A member of the Paris Bar since 1995, she worked previously for seven years within the legal department of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL), where she was mostly involved in international matters before becoming an expert to the DG XIII of the European Union Commission, where she took part in the drafting of the 1995 Directive on Personal Data Protection.

Mole advises French and international clients, whether private companies or public services, on all aspects of personal data protection and privacy; she has developed a specific expertise in corporate compliance and international multijurisdictional issues.

Mole was also admitted in 2008 as legal expert to the EuroPriSe project of the European Union Commission (European Privacy Seal). Thus, she can offer EuroPriSe assessments to manufacturers and vendors of IT products and IT-based services, in order to obtain EuroPriSe privacy certification at European level.