Legal uncertainties after Schrems II: Could codes of conduct be the answer?

October 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Europe/Zurich Timezone

Since the recent “Schrems II” ruling of the European Court of Justice, invalidating Privacy Shield and imposing additional obligations on organizations relying on standard contractual clauses, many organizations are facing legal uncertainties related to third-country transfers of personal data. One alternative transfer mechanism – newly introduced by GDPR and often overlooked – are Codes of Conduct.

As many privacy experts are pushing for the implementation of Codes in the wake of the “Schrems II” ruling, this webinar explores the benefits, key principles and potentials of Codes of Conduct under GDPR and gives an overview for possible solutions for different sectors. 


  • Pasquale AnnicchinoSenior fellow researcher, Archimede
  • Francesco Capparelli, Senior fellow researcher, IIP and Alice Audino, Fellow researcher, IIP

Keynote speakers


Lorena MarcianoDirector EMEAR Data Protection and Privacy Officer, Cisco

Lorena Marciano is Director and EMEAR Data Protection and Privacy Officer at Cisco Systems. She joined Cisco as Senior Corporate Counsel in 2014 and then later has been appointed as their first Privacy Officer responsible for the entire EMEAR including Russia. She is responsible for overseeing the risk management, data protection program implementation as well as external relationships for the Region. Prior to joining Cisco , she has been working eight years for top tier national and international firms in Italy, Belgium and US with main focus on Data Protection and Privacy, Intellectual Property and Competition law. During this time she was also part of a European Data Protection and Technology Law Think Thank, providing independent policy advice on regulatory framework. Lorena is an Italian qualified lawyer and holds a Law Degree from University of Rome and a LLM in Intellectual Property and Technology Law in the US. She served also as Board Member of the European Advisory Board of the IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals and she holds qualified certifications as CIPP/E and CIPM, as well as FIP.


Cornelius WittSenior Manager Public Policy & Privacy, SCOPE Europe

is a senior manager for public policy and privacy at SCOPE Europe, a Brussels-based Monitoring Body for Codes of Conduct under the GDPR. In this current role, he is responsible for regulatory analysis on data protection regulation and modern regulatory frameworks. Prior to joining SCOPE Europe, Cornelius worked for a globally leading provider of information and communication technology. Cornelius is a certified data protection officer, University of Maastricht, and holds a degree in political management, public policy and public administration, M.A., from the NRW School of Governance. He studied both in Germany and the United States at California State University and was a fellowship holder of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation scholarship program.


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