Clarisse Girot


Future of Privacy Forum

Managing Director, Asia-Pacific

Clarisse is Managing Director for the Asia Pacific of Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), based in Singapore. In this role created in August 2021, Clarisse is responsible for developing and implementing FPF’s strategy in the world’s biggest and most populated region. FPF Asia works with stakeholders in industry, government, academia, and civil society, to advance principled data practices in support of emerging technologies, with the shared concern to be responsive to local needs and interests and to maintain FPF’s neutrality in any discourse.


From 2016 to 2021, Clarisse was Senior Fellow at the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI), a neutral legal think tank chaired by Chief Justice Menon of the Supreme Court of Singapore. At ABLI, she was responsible for a project on the promotion of convergence of data protection laws and regulations and cross-border data flows in Asia, working with a unique network of stakeholders from industry, legal practice, think tanks, regulators, governments, spanning over 15 APAC jurisdictions.


Before relocating to Singapore in 2016, Clarisse was based in Paris where she acted as Counsellor to the President of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and prior to this she was head of CNIL’s Department of International Affairs.


Clarisse holds a law graduate degree from the Law Faculty of the University of Paris II, a Magister Juris (M.Jur) of the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in comparative law from the Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology (TILT) of the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands (Cum Laude). She is an appointed member of the Data Protection Authority of Jersey, a member of the Global Reference Panel of the Global Privacy Assembly, and a Senior Fellow at the Asian Business Law Institute.


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