Florence Raynal


Florence is Deputy Director, Head of the Department of European and International Affairs, Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).She began her career in 2000 at the law firm of Donahue& Partners LLP in New York. After returning to France, she worked as a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young for four years where she advised on privacy matters at both the national and European levels. She also advised Ernst & Young internally as Data Protection Officer (“Correspondant Informatique et Libertés”) and coordinated the firm’s privacy compliance for the 26 countries of the Continental Western European Area. In 2008, she was appointed Head of the International and European Affairs Department of the CNIL. She advised Alex Türk and Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin in their roles as Chairman and Chairwoman of the CNIL and of the Article 29 Working Party, and Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin in her role as Chairwoman of the International Conference of Privacy Commissioners. At the CNIL, she leads a team of 10 people in charge of defining, coordinating and negotiating CNIL positions in European and international fora dealing with data protection and privacy (e.g., EDPB, Council of Europe, OECD, Global Privacy Assembly). A new mission coming from the GDPR is to actively contribute to the One-Stop-Shop and all cooperation mechanisms to solve European cross-border cases. More generally, she advises the current CNIL President Marie-Laure Denis and the institution on any international or European subjects, such as global data flows and new regulatory initiatives. She also represents the CNIL abroad.