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…

Jose Saras and Xavier Prida Awarded First Place as Data Protection Thought Leaders in the UK

Jose Saras and Xavier Prida of Preiskel & Co’s Data Protection practice have been recognised as Mondaq Thought Leading Co-Authors for Data Protection in the UK. The Mondaq Awards showcase top authors and co-authors based on total readership across multiple jurisdictions and topic areas. Many congratulations to Jose and Xavier for winning this prestigious award…

The Privacy Shield after Brexit: The US Commerce Department and the Information Commissioner’s Office Publish Guidance

The EU-US Privacy Shield after Brexit: The US Commerce Department and the Information Commissioner’s Office Publish Guidance After Brexit, can companies rely on the Privacy Shield Framework to receive personal data from the United Kingdom? This question has been answered on the Department of Commerce new website page, entitled Privacy Shield and the UK FAQs.…

European Union and American officials launch review of Privacy Shield

European and American officials have recently launched the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield. In a joint press release dated 19 October, the governments together reaffirmed “the need for strong privacy enforcement to protect our citizens and ensure trust in the digital economy.” However, the detailed review comes only weeks after the European…

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…

Preiskel and CEG Europe host a fascinating seminar on competition and regulatory policy

On Monday the Preiskel and CEG teams were delighted to host a seminar discussing various concerns and potential changes regarding competition and regulatory policy. The first panel focused on regulation and oligopoly in telecoms markets. Debate included whether oligopoly led ipso facto to bad consumer outcomes or whether there is scope for oligopoly to lead…

Government announces plans for UK Data Protection Bill

The Government has today published a press release detailing its plans for a new Data Protection Bill. The Bill will bring the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law. The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. Anyone looking for advice on compliance with data protection laws, and how to prepare…