UK AI boost from Microsoft Investment

Just at the close of November 2023, Microsoft announced that they are committing to a major AI infrastructure and training investment into the UK for AI infrastructure. The investment is expected to double the Microsoft datacentre footprint in the UK and potentially provide training for more than one million people in the AI economy. The…

Google v. Epic: Questions for Remedies and ‘a Frontal Assault in the Justice System’

The 11th December — the day that Google lost its first antitrust trial. Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, launched their litigation against the anticompetitive management of Google and Apple’s App Stores in 2020. Three years on, the California jury found against the Google Play monopoly. This verdict has huge ramifications for other ongoing antitrust…

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.…

Competition Appeal Threatens Apple

It was announced on the 30th October that the Court of Appeal would uphold the CMA’s right to investigate ‘mobile ecosystems’. This ruling overturns the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s (‘CAT’s’) findings that such a review would be unlawful — and opens up scope for future investigations into the anti-competitive behaviour of the largest technology platforms. Background…

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers bill: Issues and Proposals

On Monday 20 November, the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers bill (“DMCC Bill”) was presented before the Commons for report stage and third reading, which allowed MPs to debate and vote on proposed amendments.[1] In particular, the amendments sought to provide greater clarity to parties interacting with regime, enhanced regulator accountability, and ensure legislation is…

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

Preiskel & Co and Jose Saras have once again been listed as leading FinTech Legal, Cyber Security and Data Protection specialists in the latest edition of Chambers. Through Chambers’ rigorous and independent research process, both the firm and Jose Saras, head Partner of the Data Protection practice, have emerged as market leaders and one of…

UK and US Joint AI Cybersecurity By Design Guidelines

Background On the 27th of November 2023, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (“NCSC”) announced the new global cybersecurity guidelines entitled “Guidelines for Secure AI System Development“, developed together with the US’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”). In addition to the UK and the US, the guidelines are endorsed by national cybersecurity and intelligence…

Karthyaeni Vittala has been shortlisted by Global Woman Leader Magazine

We are delighted to announce that Karthyaeni Vittala has been shortlisted by Global Woman Leader Magazine as one of the top 10 Indian Women Leaders from UK, regarding her as a visionary leader with practices focusing on international corporate transactions in relation to venture capital funding, private equity, private M&A transactions, cross-border investments, joint ventures and general shareholder matters…