Background On the 18th of July 2022, a proposal for a new set of UK regulations on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) was set out by the UK Government. Regulators are being required to implement new “core principles” with the intention of encouraging innovation and fostering public trust all while steering clear of excessive…Details
The Preiskel Conference ‘ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (‘AI’) & THE METAVERSE’ was held on 8th June, with the opening talk, ‘Regulation of AI & the Metaverse’, given by Senior Partner, Danny Preiskel. The talk has set the scene for a potential Digital Policy Alliance (“DPA”) initiative on the regulation of the Metaverse. The DPA is asking members…Details
TikTok announces the addition of new features and systems that will automatically filter out the videos which contain words or hashtags that users do not want to see on their feed. These customisation tools will become available in the coming weeks.
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In principle adequacy agreement On 5 July 2022, following one year of discussions, the UK and South Korea reached an agreement on a data adequacy decision in principle. The in principle adequacy agreement is the UK’s first of this sort since leaving the European Union. This decision will enable the secure exchange of data between…Details
Following a deal reached between the European Parliament and the European Council on 23 April and 24 March respectively, on 5 July 2022, the European Parliament approved the final text of the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) and the Digital Services Act (“DSA”). Alongside the DMA, the DSA focuses on improving safety, protecting fundamental rights in…Details
We are delighted to announce that Preiskel & Co Senior Partner, Danny Preiskel, has been chosen to be a judge at the prestigious Global Carrier Awards at Capacity Europe. The awards are set to be held in London on 19 October 2022. You can find out more about the awards here or on LinkedIn. There…Details
On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament formally adopted the Regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act (“DMA”)). The DMA creates rules for online platforms that behave like “gatekeepers” in the digital sector. The objective of these new rules is to stop such platforms from applying supposedly unfair terms…Details
Amazon committed to changing its Amazon Prime cancellation practice and bringing it in line with EU consumer rules (in particular with the Unfair commercial practices Directive). This commitment came after discussions with the European Commission and national protection authorities. Following the complaint by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), the Norwegian Consumer Council and the Transatlantic…Details
The National Security and Investment Act 2021 came into force on 4 January 2022. BEIS has published its first annual report, which has been made a statutory requirement by s 61 of the Act on 16 June 2022. It covers transaction notifications during the period of 4 January – 31 March 2022 and how they…Details
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…Details