Preiskel & Co attend the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival

Preiskel & Co’s Film & TV team once again attended the vibrant Cannes Film Festival, hosting its yearly brunch for esteemed clients and renowned industry leaders, including international producers and production companies. The Chocolate Club, a delightful film written and directed by our client, the talented Deborah Hadfield, had a very successful premiere at the…

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…

Pay to play or go away? EDPB releases statement on ‘Pay or Consent’ models

On 17 April 2024, the European Data Protection Board (‘EDPB’) released its Opinion (the ‘EDPB Opinion’) on whether ‘pay or consent’ models for large online platforms are valid under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘EU GDPR’). Pay or consent models (i.e., websites) are used by online providers who offer end-users a choice of whether…

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…