Ofcom Launches Investigation into BT Following Suspected Breaches of Consumer Protections Post Implementation of EECC

Following full implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), Ofcom introduced new contract requirements with an aim to protect consumers and end-users.  These include ensuring that contracts for public electronic communications services include key information about the services they are receiving and that such information is provided to them in a one-page summary before…

Important decision impacting how companies must provide personal data requested by data subjects under their access rights

Giovanni Pitruzzella, Advocate General (AG) recently issued an opinion on what is within scope of the right conferred under Article 15(3) of the EU GDPR to obtain a copy of personal data being processed. The clarifying opinion relates to Case C-487/21 regarding questions referred for a preliminary ruling as lodged by the Austrian Federal Administrative…

Imminent US adequacy decision to be met by legal challenges from privacy advocates

An adequacy decision for the US under Article 45 of the GDPR is expected to be issued this week by the European Commission, which would in practice deem the level of data protection in the US as essentially equivalent to that in the EU, thus re-enabling seamless transatlantic data flows. However, activist groups including Nyob…

Preiskel & Co Client, Nadira Murray’s awards for film “Winners”

Preiskel & Co client, Nadira Murray’s film “Winners” has won the following awards: 1. Two awards at the British Independent Film Awards: Breakthrough Producer sponsored by Pinewood and Shepperton Studios; and The Raindance Discovery Award 2. The Audience Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival; and 3. The Best UK Feature Film Award at the 30th…

Telecoms Security Framework (TSF) – Background and Requirements

The UK Government is introducing a new telecoms security framework (the “TSF”) through the Telecommunications (Security) Bill (the “Bill”). This is a particularly important development, given that fines could be significant – up to 10% of annual turnover and/or £100,000 per day of contravention in certain circumstances as further described in the Financial Penalties section…

Updated EU Commission decision paves way for 5G on the road and in-flight connectivity innovation

As a result of the EU Commission updating the implementing decision on spectrum for mobile communications on-board aircraft, designating certain frequencies for in-flight 5G technology, commercial airline companies will soon be able to offer state-of-the-art 5G facilities on their aircraft, together with prior mobile technology generations. Travellers onboard flights in the EU will be able…

Controller Binding Corporate Rules – EDPB adopts new recommendations on the application for approval and the elements and principles of the Rules

On the 16th of November 2022, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted Recommendations 1/2022 (the “Recommendations”) on the application for approval and on the elements and principles found in Controller Binding Corporate Rules. The EDPB’s Recommendations are open for feedback from the public with submissions to be made by 10 January 2023. The Recommendations…