Navigating Health Data Compliance: A Roadmap for Employers

The ICO has released an extensive guide clarifying employers’ responsibilities regarding the processing of their employees’ health data. This guidance comes as a result of the ICO’s analysis of feedback received during a consultation on an earlier version of the document. Health data, considered a special category of personal data, enjoys heightened protection under the…

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…

Jose Saras and Xavier Prida Awarded First Place as Data Protection Thought Leaders in the UK

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…

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

Preiskel & Co has been listed as leading FinTech Legal, Cyber Security and Data Protection specialists in the latest edition of Chambers. Both the firm’s Data Protection practice and head Partner of the Data Protection team, Jose Saras, have been ranked in Band 2 for Data Protection & Cyber Security. You can find out more…

Transparency matters: WhatsApp fined EUR 225 million for violating transparency obligations under the GDPR

On 2nd September 2021 the Irish Data Protection Commission (”DPC”) imposed its biggest fine to date on WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook. In its reasoning (available here) the DPC considered both: the information provided by WhatsApp to its users, and perhaps more importantly  the lack of information provided to non-users.  Namely, it was…

Skype declared to be a “telecoms operator” in EU court case

In a decision handed down by the European Court of Justice on Wednesday 5 June, Microsoft’s Skype Service was declared to be a “telecoms operator” and therefore subject to EU telecoms regulations. In C-142/18 Skype Communications Sarl v IBPT, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) sided with the Belgian communications regulator, the Belgian Institute of…

GDPR at one year: Lessons learned for American Companies

The European Union’s landmark data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect one year ago. By now, the implications for European residents and companies are fairly well known. Many of us will have received updated privacy policies in our email inboxes, or become increasingly aware of headline-grabbing stories on mass data…