Sophie Nerbonne


Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés

Director of Economic Co-Regulation

Graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and Law from Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Sophie Nerbonne started as a legal officer in SODEXHO before arriving at the CNIL as a legal officer for financial services. She became Co-Director of Legal Affairs, Technical Experts and International Affairs at the CNIL. She followed very closely European and International issues and events during the CNIL’s role as Chair of the Article 29 Working Party before 2010. Appointed as a professional expert by the European Commission for credit history files, she is a well known expert in economic professional circles. She launched the Directorate of the Department for Compliance in 2014, reflecting the orientation of the CNIL’s structure to be a regulator more involved in accompanying professionals with a large line of regulatory tools that aimed at simplifying administrative formalities and adding legal certainty and accountability in the respect of citizens’ data protection rights. With the application of GDPR, she is now dedicated to the strategy of economic co regulation.


Contributions by Sophie Nerbonne

  • The Regulators' View
    Speaker at IAPP Data Protection Intensive: France 2020
  • Smartphones on Wheels: Data Protection in Connected and Automated Vehicles
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Code of Conduct: Putting the Data Subject First
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Demonstrating Accountability: Certification, Codes of Conduct, BCRs
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Constructive Engagement vs. Enforcement: Initial DPA Experiences Under the GDPR
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Data Protection Challenges of Analytics on Social Data
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016