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Anne Laure Villedieu

Anne-Laure Villedieu

Member of the Management Board

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Languages English, French

Anne-Laure Villedieu heads the Technology and IP Team of CMS France. She joined the firm in 1998, became a Partner in 2012 and is a member of the Advisory Board of the firm. She specializes in Technology and Data Privacy and regulary assists French businesses and international clients in contentious and non-contentious matters in the field of technology and privacy. Her non-contentious work includes drafting and negotiation of contracts as well as transactional.

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CMS "has a specialised team dedicated to digital issues" and clients find 'invaluable' its 'experience in dealing with data protection regulatory issues'. Practice head Anne-Laure Villedieu "gives timely, technical and commercial advice".

The Legal 500 – industry Focus, IT, Telecom and the Internet, 2019 (Tier 2)

Key partner - Marques dessins et modèles, droit d'auteur: L’équipe de sept avocats est dirigée par Anne-Laure Villedieu

Legal 500 Paris 2016


  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France) (1997)
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Communications Law, Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (1997)
  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Business Law and Economics, Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (1996)
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  • Member of Board ItechLaw
  • Member of AFCDP (French Association of Data Protection Officers)
  • Member of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
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  • Video la responsabilité et les obligations des avocats en matière de protection des données personnelles (16/04/2018)

  • Bring Your Own Device : quels enjeux pour les employeurs ?, co-author - Les Echos Business (15/01/2014)
  • Refus d'annulation du décret relatif à la conservation des données permettant l’identification des personnes contribuant à la création d’un contenu sur Internet - Option Finance (16/12/2013)
  • Le principe de finalité appliqué à la géolocalisation - Option Finance (14/10/2013)
  • Contrôler les surfs des salariés sans déraper, co-author - Les Echos Business (09/09/2013)
  • Vidéosurveillance sur les lieux de travail : la CNIL sanctionne un dispositif abusif - Option Finance (15/07/2013)
  • Matériel informatique personnel : to bring or not to bring - Option Finance (15/04/2013)
  • Modification de la directive 95/46/CE sur la protection des données personnelles : point d’étape - Option Finance (11/02/2013)
  • Collecte des données bancaires : les leçons à tirer de l’avertissement de la CNIL à Fnac Direct - Option Finance (08/10/2012)
  • « Mes documents » ne sont plus protégés que « Mes favoris » - Option Finance (11/06/2012)
  • Projet de modification de la Directive sur la protection des données personnelles : la France s’élève contre le principe du « Guichet unique » - Option Finance (26/03/2012)
  • L’invention faite par le salarié dans l’exécution du contrat de travail comportant une mission inventive appartient à l’employeur, co-author - ODA (30/11/2011)
  • Lutte anti-blanchiment : la CNIL modifie son autorisation de mise en œuvre des traitements - Option Finance (12/09/2011)
  • Interconnexion de données personnelles : la CNIL publie un faisceau d’indices - Option Finance (02/05/2011)
  • Transfert de données personnelles vers des Etats tiers : apport des clauses types 2010, co-author - Option Finance (21/02/2011)
  • Vers l’introduction en droit français d’une obligation de notification des failles de sécurité des données personnelles - Option Finance (April 2010)
  • Quel avenir pour les contrôles sur place de la CNIL ? - Option Droit et Affaires (January 2010)
  • Vers un renforcement de l’arsenal de protection des données personnelles ? - Option Finance (June 2009)
  • Quel avenir pour les contrôles sur place de la CNIL ? - Option Finance (January 2009)
  • Facebook : la CNIL appelle à la vigilance - les Echos (February 2008)
  • Guide d’utilisation des données à caractère personnel - Editions Francis Lefebvre (October 2009)
  • The Funding and Costs of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Perspective, co-author, University Oxford, GB (2010)
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