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…

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…

Ofcom Targets OnlyFans: Safeguarding Minors in the Digital Age

Under the Ofcom powers to regulate video sharing platforms (“VSPs”), on 1st May 2024 the regulator exercised its powers and opened an investigation on Fenix International Limited, which is the provider of VSP OnlyFans (“OnlyFans”) to determine whether they have failed to comply with their statutory obligations under the Communications Act (the “Act”). According to…

EU’s pioneering AI Act gets the green light

On 21 May 2024, the Council of the EU approved the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, a landmark piece of legislation that introduces the world’s first comprehensive regulatory framework for AI. This pioneering law is designed to harmonise AI regulations across the EU, adopting a risk-based approach to ensure safety, transparency, and innovation. The AI Act…

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…

Danny Preiskel speaking at the GCCM Telecoms conference (5th March 2024)

Danny Preiskel  will be speaking at the GCCM Telecoms Conference in London on the 5th March 2024 as a panelist for the Collaborative Frontiers in Messaging Platforms & Tools, and particular the navigation of messagings regulatory aspects including GDPR. You can see more details for the conference and the topics that will be up for…

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.…