Daniel Preiskel’s latest post for the MEF blog on GDPR

Danny Preiskel’s latest article for the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) blog “Embracing Consumer Trust and GDPR” was published yesterday. The post contains Danny’s views on the importance of the forthcoming GDPR and shares details of the GDPR conference to be held in Milan on June 15th, put together by Preiskel & Co and other Lexing Network specialised tech…


Margrethe Vestager’s speech on Competition Policy for the Technology Sector

On 16th March 2017 EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager made an important speech concerning competition policy for the technology sector. She spoke about the way that computer algorithms are being used in ways that could facilitate breach of the law.  Her comments covered issues arising from the Google investigation, concerns raised about social media and,…


The European Commission proposes new rules on e-privacy and data protection for EU institutions

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…


Thinking and writing and advising about Brexit

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…


Google sanctioned in Italy for abuse of economic dependence

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…


Net Neutrality: a commercial analysis of BEREC Guidelines

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Commercial on 28 September 2016. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.

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.

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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…


Tim Cowen’s article “Competition and Big Data” has been published by IIC

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…