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…

The Building Blocks for AI: what is an algorithm?

If the BBM Blackberry ringtone can bring a sense of nostalgia, then the “technology company” era may be within memory. Buzzwords come and go, and the newest is a three-way battle between: AI, algorithmic, or machine-learning. In many cases, the three words are used near inter-changeably, like flinging every coin into a fruit machine during…

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…

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…

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…

Could the Supreme Court’s ruling on litigation funding agreements cause havoc for litigation funders?

Background to the Appeal R (PACCAR Inc and others) v Competition Appeal Tribunal and others [2023] UKSC 28 considers the statutory interpretation of a “damages-based agreement” (“DBA”) and whether litigation funding agreements (“LFA”) are DBAs. LFAs are entered between a third-party litigation funder and a litigant with the purpose to finance litigation on a contingency…

US Threats of a ‘Te(ch)xodus’ from the UK?

A recent BBC Article reports that US technology giants have warned that the economic and legal landscape in the UK is becoming less appealing for tech companies, such as Meta and Google. This is due to several developments which can be classed into two main categories: (1) Increasing UK legislative regulation, requiring tech giants to…

Apple’s Vision Pro Mixed Reality Headset Unveiled

Exciting news for those with an interest in the metaverse as Apple finally introduced its highly anticipated mixed reality headset, the Vision Pro, at its Worldwide Developers Conference. CEO Tim Cook expressed his belief in the profound potential of augmented reality, as he unveiled this futuristic device that resembles ski goggles and combines virtual reality…