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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France to take Google and Apple to Court

Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire, announced on Wednesday that France it will take Google and Apple to court over what it considered “abusive” contractual terms imposed by the tech companies. France will be seeking fines of 2 million euros from Apple and Google. Maire has been made aware that the tech companies unilaterally imposed prices and contract…

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Preiskel & Co write chapter for GTDT Foreign Investment Review 2018

Preiskel & Co’s team has written the UK chapter for Getting the Deal Through’s Foreign Investment Review 2018. The chapter outlines the legal framework which applies to foreign direct investment in the UK, including examples of recent merger cases and proposals for reform which have been developing at policy-level. Read the team’s chapter here. For advice regarding…

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