On 10 January 2017 the European Commission has adopted a Proposal for a Regulation concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications (“the draft e-Privacy Regulation” or “the Proposal”) which will repeal the Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications (the “e-Privacy Directive”). The draft e-Privacy Regulation provides…Details
As well as being a senior consultant here at Preiskel, I am a writer and journalist about law and policy matters. Since June I have been writing a lot about Brexit. Brexit is, for me, fascinating. There is complexity, as it brings together policy and law, trade and economics, and political and constitutional issues. And…Details
High Court rule that Government do not have power to trigger Article 50 under royal prerogative.
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On 5 May 2016 the Court of Milan condemned Google to pay EUR 503.400,95 plus interests for late payment for lack of fairness and abuse of economic dependence in the context of the early termination of a contract entered into with the advertising and search engine operator Attrakt. The Italian court also condemned Google to…Details
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Gianpaolo Gangemi, associate, and Daniel Preiskel, partner, at Preiskel & Co, explain the guidelines recently published by Body of Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and consider their implications for legal practitioners.
The European Commission is seeking stakeholders’ views on the Preliminary Report of the e-commerce sector inquiry
The European Commission is soliciting views and comments of interested stakeholders about the preliminary findings of the sector inquiry on e-commerce. The Commission’s findings are illustrated in a Preliminary Report published on 15 September 2016. The consultation will be open until 18 November 2016. Background The European Commission launched the sector inquiry on the e-commerce in May…Details
Preiskel & Co.’s Head of competition Tim Cowen discusses the legal highlights of a joint report recently published by the French and German competition authorities on the use of data. The article has been published on the July 2016 issue of InterMEDIA, the official magazine of the International Institute of Communications (IIC). Read the full…Details
Antitrust and EU digital markets. A case study from Tim Cowen and Stephen Dnes published on Competition Policy International
A recent article containing a case study on antitrust issues affecting digital markets in the European Union, written by Preiskel & Co.’s Head of competition Tim Cowen and senior consultant Stephen Dnes, has been published on Competition Policy International. The article places EU competition law policy in comparative perspective with U.S. federal antitrust law and…Details
Telecom operators in the US are fighting against the new US rules on net neutrality. Telecompaper.com reported that some industry associations filed a new appeal against the Open Internet Order, which took effect on 12 June 2015 following the publication by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). On 27 July, the DC Circuit of the US…Details
The European Commission has extended the scope of its investigations into Google’s alleged breach of Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) by abusing of its dominant position in the market (case numbers 39740 and 40411). On 14 July 2016 the Commission sent two Statements of Objections to Google.…Details