Company Profile/

Preiskel & Co is a boutique law firm based in the City of London that specialises in UK and international corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.

The firm is independently recognised as a leader in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors, and possesses significant expertise across a range of other sectors including gaming, leisure and lifestyle retail.

Our team of lawyers is truly international many of whom are qualified in multiple jurisdictions. Our international mind-set has proved of considerable advantage to many clients, as we advise on matters across Europe, other continents as well as on issues concerning outer space and the virtual world.

MEF Minute/

The Internet of Things: what can the law do to protect your personal data

Any purchase you bought on a high street shop may be collecting your personal data right now. Lyda Mastrantonio of Preiskel & Co explains how the UK data protection law protects your personal data from unauthorised processing by automatic devices. The internet of things combines communications “anytime, anywhere” for anyone…

Industry Views: The Blackphone – the phone for the privacy conscious consumer in a data driven world?

Last week the newest addition to the smartphone market, the Blackphone started shipping to security conscious consumers -  the initial stock was quickly sold out. The phone trades on its advanced security features, with a customised Android operating system and a suite of privacy-optimised software including encrypted VoIP; 'Silent Text', for secure messaging; and 'Silent Contacts', for an encrypted contact list that other apps can't access. Here we've asked for views from MEF members...

Industry Views: Is Privacy And Consumer Trust Still Hampering The Mobile Industry?

The last few weeks have seen some interesting moves around mobile privacy and consumer trust. Business Insider reports that taxi / ride-share app, Uber, may be collecting seemingly unrelated user data including SMSLog call history, Wi-Fi connections used, GPS locations and every type of device ID possible. Elsewhere Twitter has been under the spotlight for announcing that it will start tracking which (other) apps its users have downloaded. There's still a...