Meta’s New AI Policy: A Legal Storm Brewing?

Meta has recently updated its privacy policy to include the use of information shared on its platforms, such as posts, photos, and captions, for AI training. This extends to personal information from publicly available and licensed sources. The new privacy policy will come into effect on the 26th of June. Privacy advocacy group Noyb has…

Preiskel & Co’s Film & TV team credited in the 77th Annual Cannes Film Festival premiere of ‘The Chocolate Club’

Preiskel & Co’s Film & TV team once again attended the vibrant Cannes Film Festival, hosting its yearly brunch for esteemed clients and renowned industry leaders, including international producers and production companies. The Chocolate Club, a delightful film written and directed by our client, the talented Deborah Hadfield, had a very successful premiere at the…

Balancing Innovation and Privacy: EDPS Issues New Generative AI Guidelines

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has released new guidelines on the use of generative AI and personal data for EU institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies (EUIs). These guidelines aim to help EUIs adhere to data protection obligations under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 when developing or using generative AI tools. As explained in the guidelines, generative…

Danny Preiskel and Xavier Prida Recognised as Mondaq Thought Leaders in the UK

We are proud to announce that Danny Preiskel and Xavier Prida have been recognised as Mondaq Thought Leading Co-Authors in the UK.  For example, one of the firm’s recent articles published by Mondaq which attracted particular attention was on the Ofcom Fine for Shell Energy Regarding Consumer Protection Breaches of General Conditions. The Mondaq Thought Leadership Awards are released…

Decoding the EU’s Approach to Regulating the AI Revolution

Background Since our previous blogpost ‘Europe paving the way for AI regulation’, on 26 January 2024, the Council of the European Union has published the latest version of the proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on AI (the “AI Act”). The Council has approved the text on 2 February 2024 and the approval…

From Paywalls to Privacy: The Rise of ‘Pay or Okay’ Practices

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued guidelines for consultation regarding the use of “consent or pay” or “pay or okay” mechanisms on websites to obtain valid consent for processing personal data for targeted advertising. This approach allows website visitors to choose between accessing online services for free in exchange for consenting to their personal…

Fine Lines: Amazon’s Pivotal Fight Against a Record GDPR Penalty

Amazon, in an administrative court in Luxembourg, has refuted allegations of breaching EU data protection regulations. Amazon, represented by lawyer Thomas Berger, are contesting the €746 million (£639 million) fine levied by the Luxembourg data protection authority, CNPD, in 2021. Berger argued that the CNPD’s decision lacks clarity as it did not specify the alleged…

ICO consultation series on generative AI and Data Protection

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) has launched a consultation series on how aspects of data protection law should apply to the development and use of generative AI models, found here. The ICO is seeking clarity in how data protection law applies to this new innovative technology, and specifically how generative AI will need to be…

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…