New national security thresholds for merger control

The government has implemented its plans to amend the merger control thresholds in order to address national security concerns, initially set out in a Green Paper in October. In May the government published the Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply Test) (Amendment) Order 2018 and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Turnover Test) (Amendment) Order 2018, which…

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Daniel Preiskel gives presentation at Lexing® conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law

Partner Daniel Preiskel (pictured, standing) has delivered a presentation, in French, on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at  Artificial Intelligence and Law, hosted by the Lexing® Network in Paris. The conference was devoted to exploring various themes and challenges associated with AI, including data protection, health and genetics industries, autonomous vehicles and smart cities. For more information on…

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Tim Cowen to speak at Digital Policy Alliance event on “Barriers To Making Cities Smart”

Partner Tim Cowen is pleased to be speaking at the upcoming Smart Society Working Group on 5 June 2018. The event is hosted by the Digital Policy Alliance in connection with the Intelligent Community Forum 2018 Global Summit. Tim will discuss “The Barriers to making a City Smart” and will address various government and industry barriers which stand…

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Daniel Preiskel Explains Ofcom’s Statement on Mobile Call Termination for LexisNexis

Daniel Preiskel, senior partner of Preiskel & Co, has been interviewed by LexisNexis for his views on Ofcom’s Final Statement on mobile call termination (MCT) market review 2018-21. In the interview published by LexisNexis, Daniel discusses the implications for communication providers and consumers of this Final Statement and the Ofcom MCT reviews over many years.…

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Judicial Review declares UK Government Surveillance Powers Unlawful

Following an application for judicial review by Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties). The High Court has ruled that Part 4 of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (the “Act”) is incompatible with European law. Broadly, this part of the Act allows the government to require that communications companies store customer emails, phone calls, internet…

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FCS: GDPR seminars in association with Preiskel & Co

Preiskel & Co have collaborated with the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) to provide advice on the imminent GDPR. Preiskel & Co provided two seminars, conducted by Jose Saras and Daniel Preiskel, which focused on highlighting the possible affects of the GDPR on telecoms companies. For a brief overview of the GDPR, please follow the link: GDPR Introduction.…

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Daniel Preiskel on Autonomous Cars: Technology & the Law Conference 2018

Daniel Preiskel recently spoke at the Technology & the Law Conference 2018 on the topic of ‘Driverless and Connected Cars Key Legal Considerations’. The presentation explored some key issues surrounding the topic, namely: manufacturer licences; regulatory authorities; cyber security; liability; and the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill. If you would like a copy of the…

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