Florence Raynal



Deputy Director, Head of European and International Affairs

Florence Raynal began her career in 2000 within the Law Firm Donahue& Partners LLP in New York, where she participated in the setting up of the privacy offer of services and worked for 3 years on clients’ international compliance projects. Back to France, she worked as a Senior Manager within Ernst & Young Law Firm for 4 years where she advised on privacy matters at both 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 former Presidents Alex Türk, and Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as Chairman and Chairwoman of the CNIL and of the Article 29 Working Party and Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin as Chairwoman of the International Conference of Privacy Commissioners. She is leading 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 President Marie-Laure Denis and the Institution on any International or European subjects, such as on global data flows and new regulatory initiatives. Part of her job is also to represent the CNIL abroad.


Contributions by Florence Raynal

  • Cross-border Transfers Strategy to Non-adequate Countries: Tricks and Solutions
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022
  • Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2022
  • Transferts de Données : Une vision pratique de la question
    Speaker at In-Person France KnowledgeNet: 23 juin 2022
  • Masterclass sur les transferts internationaux de données
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2022
  • ‘Schrems II’, Government Access & Accountability Challenges: What Next?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2021
  • The World After Pandemic: A Privacy Look Based on Worldwide Legislations
    Web Conference Speaker
  • Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2020 - Canceled
  • Dealing With GDPR Territorial Scope in a Global Connected World
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Privacy and Data Protection Law Forum - SOLD OUT
    Forum Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • A Convention 108-CBPR Guide to Trans-Border Data Flows
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Recent News on International Data Transfers
    Speaker at Paris KnowledgeNet: 11 February 2019
  • Is Certification the Third Life of BCRs?
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018