Preiskel & Co contributes to ITSPA’s new Data Retention Guidance

ITSPA has today launched its new Data Retention Guidance document, produced in collaboration with Preiskel & Co LLP. The document is available to ITSPA members; the link can be found here.

Anyone seeking advice on Data Retention, or the GDPR more generally, should contact Danny Preiskel or Jose Saras.

Preiskel & Co Partner Tim Cowen quoted in PaRR discussing Google case

Preiskel’s Tim Cowen has been quoted by PaRR, in an article[1] published yesterday, discussing the Google case. The Commission announced its decision on Google shopping on 27 June 2017. However, the question on many people’s minds is when the general public – and those considering follow-on damages claims – will be able to see a…

“2.4 billion: too little, too late?” Infrequently asked questions about the Google case

Preiskel’s Stephen Dnes shares some thoughts on the Google case. In professional sport, it would be unusual to take seven to ten years to warm up for an event. The accurate word for that activity would perhaps be “spectator”: a champion in the same sense that a viewer of televised golf might be the next…

Google fined record-breaking €2.42 billion by European Commission

Following a seven-year investigation into Google’s Shopping service, the European Commission has today announced a €2.42 billion fine against Google. The Commission has found that Google breached EU antitrust rules by using its market dominance as a search engine to give its Shopping service an illegal advantage. The Commission has ordered that Google end this practice…

Getting ready for GDPR: Daniel Preiskel features in MEF blog

Preiskel & Co Senior Partner, Danny Preiskel has contributed to the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) blog “Industry Views: GDPR, are we ready?” Danny outlines his views on how businesses should be preparing for the implementation of GDPR in May 2018. Please click here to read the blog post in full. Danny was recently elected to the…

The Times reports on the EU’s antitrust investigation into Google’s practices

The Times[1] reports that price comparison websites across Europe are gearing up to take follow-on damages actions against Google. This is in light of the expectation that the EU, following a seven-year investigation, will issue a decision in the cases it has been investigating, and potentially a considerable fine on the multinational.   The newspaper…

Margrethe Vestager’s speech on Competition Policy for the Technology Sector

On 16th March 2017 EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager made an important speech concerning competition policy for the technology sector. She spoke about the way that computer algorithms are being used in ways that could facilitate breach of the law.  Her comments covered issues arising from the Google investigation, concerns raised about social media and,…