Claire Bernier

Pro-Bono Positions



  • Criminal Law Referent


  • Member of the Board of Directors (2012-)
  • Vice-Chair of the Program Committee (2017 -)
  • Vice-chair of the European Conference Program Committee (2014-2017)
  • Local Chair of the European Conference Paris (2014)
  • Chair of the Personal Data Committee (2010-2014)
  • Local Representative (2010-2013)
  • Member of the Board of Directors (2011-)
  • General Counsel (2013-)
  • Chair of the Personal Data Committee (2012-)
  • Member
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  • Member


  • Bar admission (1999)
  • Mediator – Paris Court of Appeal
  • Post-graduate in Industrial Property from the University of Paris II-Panthéon-Assas
  • PhD/Master in Law by Research in Criminal Procedure and Human Rights – University of Bristol (UK)
  • LL.M. Commercial Law and Intellectual Property – University of Bristol (UK)
  • Diploma in Criminal Science from the Institute of Criminal Science of Poitiers
  • Active role on professional training of judges at the National School of Magistracy and lawyers at the French School of the Paris Bar on Criminal law of new technologies
  • Auditor INHESJ – 27th Session – Chair of the GDS “Police 3.0: Issues and Perspective for 2025”
  • Auditor AGORA 41 – ANSSI on topic n ° 2 “Regulation”

Skills domains

• Highly experienced in civil and criminal litigation relating to counterfeiting and litigation before specialized bodies (such as the CNIS (National Commission of Employees’ Inventions) or the CNIL (French Data Protection Authority))
• Proven expertise in relation to IT related contracts (Cloud, PaaS, IaaS, SaaS, integration, outsourcing, technology transfers) and contracts relating to the internet (e-commerce, mobile applications, etc.)
• Vast experience in the field of personal data (declarations and issues relating to the CNIL)
• In depth knowledge in criminal law relating to new technologies cybercrime/cyber security (security breach, data theft, litigation relating to personal data, invasion of privacy, identity theft, e-reputation violation)