European Parliament approves European Electronic Communications Code

Final approval has been given to the European Electronic Communications Code (“EECC“) by the European Parliament. The EECC is a proposed EU Directive which aims to update and consolidate telecoms regulation under EU law, and is designed to support the rollout of full fibre networks, and 5G. It also increases consumer protection by extending rules to…

Decision published in Hutchison/Wind Tre Merger

The EU Commission has recently published the full decision in the Hutchison/Wind Tre merger. The Commission confirmed in its press release of 31 August 2018 that the merger was cleared with commitments. The full decision, now available on the EU Commission website, provides further insight into how the Commission reached its decision. The commitments related…

Ofcom releases latest Business Connectivity Market Review Consultation

Ofcom has released its latest Business Connectivity Market Review Consultation (“BCMR Consultation”), outlining its provisional analysis of the Business Connectivity Market, provisional Significant Market Power (“SMP”) assessment, and proposals for remedies. Key points to note include a commitment to implementing a consolidated review of residential and business telecoms markets and physical infrastructure by 2021, introducing…

European Union and American officials launch review of Privacy Shield

European and American officials have recently launched the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield. In a joint press release dated 19 October, the governments together reaffirmed “the need for strong privacy enforcement to protect our citizens and ensure trust in the digital economy.” However, the detailed review comes only weeks after the European…

Danny Preiskel moderates panel at Capacity Europe

Preiskel & Co’s Danny Preiskel moderated a discussion panel at Capacity Europe this week. The panel discussion was on the topic of “Marginalising fraud and safeguarding networks – how is the industry paving the way with novel technologies and innovative systems?” Representatives from the following companies participated in the discussion: Juniper Networks, NTT Communications, and…

Employees and the dreaded data subject access request

The right of an individual to obtain copies of their personal data from a company is a key element of the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (which adopts the GDPR and supplements the GDPR requirements). But when the individual seeking the information is a current employee, it can…

Preiskel & Co recognised as “IT, Technology & Internet Law firm of the Year” and “Foreign Investment Law firm of the Year”

Preiskel & Co LLP has been recognised in this year’s ACQ5 Global Awards as both the UK’s “IT, Technology and Internet Law Firm of the Year” and “Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year” by leading corporate magazine news site ACQ5. Following the receipt of 98,621 nominations for the 2018 awards – the highest number…