Clarisse Girot

🇸🇬  Singapore

Clarisse is Senior Fellow at the Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI), a legal think tank which initiates and conducts projects that promote the convergence of business laws in Asia. ABLI’s Board of Governors is chaired by Chief Justice Menon of the Supreme Court of Singapore and comprises fourteen influential members drawn from the judiciary, academia and practitioners from jurisdictions including Singapore, China, India and Australia, as well as from Europe and America. 

Since 2017, Clarisse has been leading ABLIS’ Data Privacy Project on the convergence of regulations on cross-border data flows in Asia, in coordination with a unique network of experts in governments, data protection commissions, industry, international organisations. In this capacity, she closely monitors legal developments in countries which are currently building or reviewing their data protection frameworks, including under the influence of EU GDPR, and in the context of ‘adequacy’ negotiations with the EU. She is now recognised as one of the most seasoned data privacy law experts in the region, with a unique expertise in the area of the regulation of international data flows. 

Prior to relocating to Singapore, Clarisse was based in Paris where she acted as Counsellor to the President of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) and Chair of the group of European DPAs (now EDPB). From 2004 to 2008, she was head of CNIL’s department of International Affairs. A well-known figure in the world of data protection, she has been involved in major international cases in data protection and privacy. 

Clarisse graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Paris-II in 1994. She holds an M.Jur. from the University of Oxford (1994) and a PhD from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands (cum laude, 2001). She is a member of varied networks in Asia and Europe and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. In October 2018 she was appointed by the Chief Minister of Jersey as a non-executive Board member of the Data Protection Authority of Jersey.