Preiskel & Co and Jose Saras ranked in Chambers for FinTech Legal, Data Protection and Cyber Security

Preiskel & Co and Jose Saras have once again been listed as leading FinTech Legal, Cyber Security and Data Protection specialists in the latest edition of Chambers. Through Chambers’ rigorous and independent research process, both the firm and Jose Saras, head Partner of the Data Protection practice, have emerged as market leaders and one of…

UK and US Joint AI Cybersecurity By Design Guidelines

Background On the 27th of November 2023, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”) announced the new global cybersecurity guidelines entitled “Guidelines for Secure AI System Development“, developed together with the US’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”). In addition to the UK and the US, the guidelines are endorsed by national cybersecurity and intelligence…

Karthyaeni Vittala has been shortlisted by Global Woman Leader Magazine

We are delighted to announce that Karthyaeni Vittala has been shortlisted by Global Woman Leader Magazine as one of the top 10 Indian Women Leaders from UK, regarding her as a visionary leader with practices focusing on international corporate transactions in relation to venture capital funding, private equity, private M&A transactions, cross-border investments, joint ventures and general shareholder matters…

Ofcom £1.4M Fine for Shell Energy re Consumer Protection Breaches of General Conditions

In a significant move to uphold consumer protection rules, Ofcom has imposed a hefty £1.4 million fine on Shell Energy for its failure to properly prompt over 70,000 phone and broadband customers to review their contracts. The investigation revealed that Shell Energy violated crucial rules introduced by Ofcom in 2020, aimed at ensuring fair deals…

Balancing Acts: Data Protection Rights in the Era of New Digital Laws

In the ever-evolving landscape of data protection and digital regulations, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), Wojciech Wiewiórowski, recently expressed concerns about the delicate balance between individual data protection rights, as enshrined in the GDPR, and the far-reaching impact of new laws such as the Digital Services Act, Digital Markets Act, Data Act and AI…

Jose Saras and Xavier Prida Recognised as Data Protection Thought Leaders in the UK

For the second time, Jose Saras and Xavier Prida of Preiskel & Co’s Data Protection practice have been recognised as Mondaq Thought Leading Co-Authors for Data Protection in the UK. The Mondaq Awards showcase top authors and co-authors based on total readership across multiple jurisdictions and topic areas. Many congratulations to Jose and Xavier for winning this prestigious award and…

Google’s $93 Million Settlement with California AG – Pragmatic Step for Geolocation Data and Advertising?

On 14 September 2023, Google and the California Attorney-General’s Office reached a $93 million settlement.[1] This agreement follows allegations that Google’s location-privacy practices breached California consumer protection laws – collecting, storing, and using location data without users’ informed consent. It marks the fifth time that Google has settled over its use of geolocation data, and…

EDPB’s Swift Action: Banning Meta’s Unlawful Behavioural Ads

In a recent press release, the EDPB made a groundbreaking move to protect the privacy and data rights of individuals across the EEA. On the 27th of October 2023, the EDPB adopted an urgent binding decision, instructing the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), the lead supervisory authority, to take definitive action against Meta Ireland Limited…