Renzo Marchini

Renzo Marchini

Dechert LLP

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Changes to EU Privacy Law: the General Data Protection Regulation

On 27 April 2016, following a prolonged legislative process over some four years, the European Council and Parliament finally adopted a new data protection law: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR was...more

6/7/2016 - Amended Regulation Data Protection Authority EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers Portability Right to Be Forgotten White Paper

Tough New EU-Wide Cybersecurity Rules in Prospect: The Network and Information Security Directive

Two-thirds of large UK companies have come under cyber attack in the past year, according to the UK Government, and a quarter have been attacked at least once a month. But only half have taken any recommended actions to...more

5/23/2016 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Digital Service Providers EU European Commission Notice Requirements Operators of Essential Services UK

EU and US Reach Agreement in Principle on Successor to ‘Safe Harbor’ for Trans-Atlantic Data Transfers

The European Commission announced an agreement in principle on a new framework for data transfers to replace the “Safe Harbor” arrangement that had governed data flows between the United States and Europe for the past 15...more

2/5/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU EU EU-US Privacy Shield FTC International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

The EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Decision: Implications for the Asset Management Industry

In our recent OnPoint, we reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared that the “Safe Harbor,” upon which many companies in the EU and U.S. relied to share data both within and outside of their...more

11/12/2015 - Asset Management EU EU Data Protection Laws International Data Transfers Personal Data Popular Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Data Protection: EU-US Safe Harbor declared invalid by EU court

In our recent update, we reported that the Advocate General (“AG”) to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), the highest court in the EU, gave an opinion that “safe harbor” should be declared invalid and that...more

10/6/2015 - Advocate General Data Protection Commissioner EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook FTC International Data Transfers Ireland National Security Personal Data Safe Harbors Self-Certification Surveillance US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Data Protection: EU court advised to declare EU-US Safe Harbor invalid

In an important case involving Facebook, and instigated by an Austrian student in response to the Snowden revelations about US security agency access to mass data, the Advocate General (“AG”) to the Court of Justice of the...more

9/24/2015 - Advocate General Data Protection Data Protection Commissioner Edward Snowden EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook International Data Transfers Ireland Personal Data Safe Harbors Surveillance

Scope for damages for data protection violations in the UK widened by the Court of Appeal

The English Court of Appeal recently gave judgement in a case arising out of the tracking of Internet behaviour via a web browser. In Vidal-Hall v Google1, the Court of Appeal found that...more

4/28/2015 - Browser History Sniffing Damages Data Protection EU European Court of Human Rights Google UK UK Data Protection Act

Court of Justice of the European Union Finds Individuals Have a “Right to be Forgotten” Under Data Protection Law

Court defines its territorial reach and obliges Google to remove “old” unwanted personal data from web search results - In a landmark ruling on 13 May 2014,1 the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”), the...more

5/15/2014 - Data Processors Data Protection EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Google Internet Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines

Impact of New Consumer Contracts Regulation in the United Kingdom on Internet Sales

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (the “New Regulations”) will come into force on 13 June 2014 in the United Kingdom, revising the way that many traders will have to...more

5/2/2014 - Commercial Contracts Internet Retailers New Regulations UK

Safe Harbor in a Storm

The Federal Trade Commission has flexed its muscles in relation to the Safe Harbor privacy framework, but has it done enough to placate European sceptics? The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced on 21 January...more

2/6/2014 - Compliance EU FTC Misrepresentation Safe Harbors

Data Transfers Within A Multinational Group - Safely Navigating EU Data Protection Rules

Introduction - Multinational corporations increasingly have a need to share their data throughout their group. Often this will be necessary to service international clients or to coordinate marketing efforts....more

5/27/2013 - Data-Sharing EU EU Data Protection Laws Multinationals Safe Harbors

Monitoring and Recording Telephone Calls in the United Kingdom

It is widely (and incorrectly!) believed that it is unlawful in the UK in any circumstances to monitor and record telephone calls without drawing this to the attention of the parties to the call. There are in fact broad...more

5/2/2013 - Audio Recording Data Protection EU Private Communications Telecommunications Transmission Lines

UK Data Protection Regulator ICO Flexes Power to Impose Fine - Sony Fined for Data Breach

Introduction - On 24 January 2013, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) served Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (“Sony”) with a monetary penalty of £250,000 following a serious breach of data security...more

1/29/2013 - Compliance Data Breach Data Protection European Commission ICO Penalties Play Station Sony UK Data Protection Act Video Games

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