New Telecoms Security Law Laid before Parliament for tougher Rules and Fines for Telecoms Companies

A new piece of legislation has been put forward in Parliament that sets out new legal duties on telecoms firms with the goal of increasing the security of the entire UK network. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill will give new powers to the government to remove high-risk vendors and increases Ofcom’s responsibilities in monitoring telecoms operator’s…

New Ofcom Consultation on Copper Retirement

Ofcom has issued a further short Consultation on plans for copper retirement. This is part of the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review, which will define the regulation of this market for the period 2021-2026. The latest Ofcom Consultation follows Ofcom’s earlier consultation in June, proposing the removal of charge controls from Openreach’s copper products. Back…

Preiskel & Co ranked in Chambers UK 2021 guide

We are delighted that Preiskel & Co has been ranked in Band 3 for Telecommunications in the Chambers UK 2021 guide. The Telecommunications rankings can be found here. In addition, Senior Partner, Daniel Preiskel, has been ranked in Band 2 for Telecommunications, Managing Partner, Ronnie Preiskel in Band 4 for Telecommunications, and Chair, Antitrust Practice,…

Inherited GDPR breach still leads to a record fine for Marriott

A mere two weeks from the record-breaking British Airways information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) £20million fine, Marriott has been handed the second highest General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) penalty at £18million. A striking similarity between the two fines is the steep discount from the original figure (£99.2million) from the ICO’s intention to fine notice dated from…