EDPB’s Swift Action: Banning Meta’s Unlawful Behavioural Ads

In a recent press release, the EDPB made a groundbreaking move to protect the privacy and data rights of individuals across the EEA. On the 27th of October 2023, the EDPB adopted an urgent binding decision, instructing the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), the lead supervisory authority, to take definitive action against Meta Ireland Limited…

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…

Issues in the UK’s forthcoming Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill

On 6 May 2022 the Government confirmed its approach to strengthen digital competition regulation in the UK.[1] The UK is now on the verge of publishing the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill (the “Bill”) which will be broadly aligned with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (“DMA”). However, will the Bill be fit for purpose?…

Daniel Preiskel’s latest post for the MEF blog on GDPR

Danny Preiskel’s latest article for the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) blog “Embracing Consumer Trust and GDPR” was published yesterday. The post contains Danny’s views on the importance of the forthcoming GDPR and shares details of the GDPR conference to be held in Milan on June 15th, put together by Preiskel & Co and other Lexing Network specialised tech…

Preiskel & Co advised Streetlife in relation to its teaming up with Nextdoor

In January, the US neighborhood social network Nextdoor agreed to take over business of the British counterpart Streetlife, which has approximately 1.2 million registered users in the UK. Nextdoor, a start-up based in silicon Valley, has recently entered the UK market and raised about $210 million from investors, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezo’s venture capital…

Thinking and writing and advising about Brexit

As well as being a senior consultant here at Preiskel, I am a writer and journalist about law and policy matters.  Since June I have been writing a lot about Brexit. Brexit is, for me, fascinating.  There is complexity, as it brings together policy and law, trade and economics, and political and constitutional issues.  And…

Preiskel & Co shortlisted for Best Tech Law Firm at the 2016 ISPA Awards

Preiskel & Co has been shortlisted by the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), for the 2016 Best Tech Law Firm Award. The winners will be announced at the 2016 ISPA Awards ceremony which will take place on Thursday 7 July at The Brewery in the City of London. The full list of awards has been…