Meta’s New AI Policy: A Legal Storm Brewing?

Meta has recently updated its privacy policy to include the use of information shared on its platforms, such as posts, photos, and captions, for AI training. This extends to personal information from publicly available and licensed sources. The new privacy policy will come into effect on the 26th of June. Privacy advocacy group Noyb has…

Preiskel & Co attend the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival

Preiskel & Co’s Film & TV team once again attended the vibrant Cannes Film Festival, hosting its yearly brunch for esteemed clients and renowned industry leaders, including international producers and production companies. The Chocolate Club, a delightful film written and directed by our client, the talented Deborah Hadfield, had a very successful premiere at the…

Balancing Innovation and Privacy: EDPS Issues New Generative AI Guidelines

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has released new guidelines on the use of generative AI and personal data for EU institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies (EUIs). These guidelines aim to help EUIs adhere to data protection obligations under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 when developing or using generative AI tools. As explained in the guidelines, generative…

Danny Preiskel and Xavier Prida Recognised as Mondaq Thought Leaders in the UK

We are proud to announce that Danny Preiskel and Xavier Prida have been recognised as Mondaq Thought Leading Co-Authors in the UK.  For example, one of the firm’s recent articles published by Mondaq which attracted particular attention was on the Ofcom Fine for Shell Energy Regarding Consumer Protection Breaches of General Conditions. The Mondaq Thought Leadership Awards are released…

Ofcom Targets OnlyFans: Safeguarding Minors in the Digital Age

Under the Ofcom powers to regulate video sharing platforms (“VSPs”), on 1st May 2024 the regulator exercised its powers and opened an investigation on Fenix International Limited, which is the provider of VSP OnlyFans (“OnlyFans”) to determine whether they have failed to comply with their statutory obligations under the Communications Act (the “Act”). According to…

EU’s pioneering AI Act gets the green light

On 21 May 2024, the Council of the EU approved the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, a landmark piece of legislation that introduces the world’s first comprehensive regulatory framework for AI. This pioneering law is designed to harmonise AI regulations across the EU, adopting a risk-based approach to ensure safety, transparency, and innovation. The AI Act…

Pay to play or go away? EDPB releases statement on ‘Pay or Consent’ models

On 17 April 2024, the European Data Protection Board (‘EDPB’) released its Opinion (the ‘EDPB Opinion’) on whether ‘pay or consent’ models for large online platforms are valid under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘EU GDPR’). Pay or consent models (i.e., websites) are used by online providers who offer end-users a choice of whether…