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…

Rankings for Preiskel & Co in Chambers and Partners Legal Guide 2024

Preiskel & Co proudly announces its distinguished placements in the Chambers and Partners Legal Guide for the year 2024. The firm’s rankings showcase its leadership in Competition Law, Telecommunications, and FinTech Legal: Data Protection & Cyber Security. Telecommunications The Telecommunications Department, headed by Danny Preiskel, has been ranked within Band 2. The noteworthy recognition bestowed…

GDPR Alert: Landmark EU Ruling Declares Automated Scoring Systems Using Personal Data Unlawful

In a recent landmark ruling, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) decisively pronounced that decision-making through scoring systems utilising personal data is now deemed unlawful. This historic judgment, the first of its kind under the EU GDPR, holds considerable implications for a wide spectrum of sectors, particularly impacting social security and credit agencies.…

Preiskel & Co and Jose Saras ranked in Chambers for FinTech Legal, Data Protection and Cyber Security

Preiskel & Co and Jose Saras have once again been listed as leading FinTech Legal, Cyber Security and Data Protection specialists in the latest edition of Chambers. Through Chambers’ rigorous and independent research process, both the firm and Jose Saras, head Partner of the Data Protection practice, have emerged as market leaders and one of…

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…