Navigating Age Assurance in Online Services: Implications for Tech Companies

Head of the UK online safety watchdog, Melanie Dawes, has once again pushed age assurance technologies back into the spotlight. Dawes highlighted concerns over the effectiveness of facial age-estimation technology, especially for younger teenagers, under the UK’s new Online Safety Act. The act, currently in its infancy of implementation, emphasises the need for “highly effective”…

Meta’s New AI Policy: A Legal Storm Brewing?

Meta has recently updated its privacy policy to include the use of information shared on its platforms, such as posts, photos, and captions, for AI training. This extends to personal information from publicly available and licensed sources. The new privacy policy will come into effect on the 26th of June. Privacy advocacy group Noyb has…

Balancing Innovation and Privacy: EDPS Issues New Generative AI Guidelines

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has released new guidelines on the use of generative AI and personal data for EU institutions, bodies, offices, and agencies (EUIs). These guidelines aim to help EUIs adhere to data protection obligations under Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 when developing or using generative AI tools. As explained in the guidelines, generative…

Danny Preiskel and Xavier Prida Recognised as Mondaq Thought Leaders in the UK

We are proud to announce that Danny Preiskel and Xavier Prida have been recognised as Mondaq Thought Leading Co-Authors in the UK.  For example, one of the firm’s recent articles published by Mondaq which attracted particular attention was on the Ofcom Fine for Shell Energy Regarding Consumer Protection Breaches of General Conditions. The Mondaq Thought Leadership Awards are released…