Airbnb is a provider of an information society service, ECJ rules

The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has ruled that the popular accommodation website and app, Airbnb, is a provider of information society services (Airbnb Ireland, Case C-390/18) as defined in the E-Commerce Directive (Directive 2000/31/EC). The ruling follows a request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, and provides useful…

Booking.com to change practice to ensure compliance with EU legislation

The European Commission has reported that Booking.com has committed to change the way in which it presents offers, discounts and prices to consumers in order to comply with EU consumer protections. The commitment comes after discussions between the European Commission, national consumer authorities, and Booking.com. The commitments should be put into practice by 16 June…

Tim Cowen quoted in Financial Times discussing Labour’s British Broadband proposals

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, has been quoted in the Financial Times discussing the Labour Party’s proposals for universal free consumer broadband. The article, an interesting analysis of the proposal for the nationalisation of certain telecommunications infrastructure in the UK, quotes Tim discussing the difficulties that might be encountered in the implementation of Labour’s proposals.…

Preiskel & Co EECC (European Electronic Communications Code) Chapter published in ICLG Telecoms, Media & Internet 2020

We are delighted to announce that Danny Preiskel’s Chapter on the new EECC (European Electronic Communications Code) has been published in the International Comparative Legal Guide’s Telecoms, Media & Internet 2020. Danny authored the UK Chapter in this fascinating ICLG practitioner’s guide. His EECC Chapter can be read here. Please contact Danny if you have…