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…

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.…

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…

Danny Preiskel to Chair the Westminster eForum Policy Conference ‘Next steps for the UK mobile industry’

Danny Preiskel will Chair The Westminster Mobile Industry Policy Conference which will take place on Tuesday 7th March 2023, with a focus on the priorities for the UK’s mobile sector including competition, M&A and the future shape of the sector, spectrum, infrastructure, and priorities for policy and regulation.   Register for the event and find…

Drinks and Discussion Regarding Supreme Court Decision 24/09/2019

Drinks and discussion regarding the groundbreaking Supreme Court Decision “R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent) Cherry and others (Respondents) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland)” The event will be hosted at Preiskel & Co’s Offices at 18:30 on the 25th September 2019. The session will be led by…

UK government issues consultation on EECC implementation

The UK Government has issued a consultation on its plans to implement the European Electronic Communications Code (the “EECC”). The EECC is an EU Directive reforming the EU regulatory framework for telecommunications with the aim of encouraging more investment in telecommunications infrastructure. Despite the ongoing Brexit process, under current timeframes the UK will still be…