OFCOM’S GENERAL CONDITIONS CHANGES IN RELATION TO THE EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS CODE

Providers of electronic communications networks and services (“CPs”), are generally authorised to operate in the UK without a licence, save for certain exceptions where a licence is still required (e.g., use of spectrum). The UK regulator (“Ofcom”) requires CPs to comply with Ofcom’s General Conditions of Entitlement (the “General Conditions”). These have been subject to…

Preiskel & Co advises Mexico-based premium content production company Dopamine

Preiskel & Co’s Peter Dally,  Xavier Prida and Maria Constantin have been advising Dopamine, a Mexican production company, on the association with Eccho Rights and LA Productions for the upcoming BBC drama Granite Harbour. This represents the latest international, English language project from Dopamine, whose most recent credits are the Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston vehicle…

Claim against NHS Trust for breach of DPA 1998 and misuse of private information dismissed

In October 2017, Mrs. Underwood (the “Claimant”) was approached by a representative of Bounty UK Ltd (“Bounty”), a pregnancy and parenting support company, after giving birth at a hospital within the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trust”). The Claimant alleged that the Bounty representative was able to access and read the medical notes at…

ICO consultation on draft guidance for the research provisions within the UK GDPR and the DPA 2018

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has published a draft guidance on the research provisions in the UK General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 106/679) (the “UK GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “DPA”) (the “Draft Research Guidance”) and launched a public consultation seeking feedback on the Draft Research Guidance. The Draft Research Guidance…