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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

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Technology, Media and Communications (TMC) sector shows a growth without precedents. The technological convergence and proliferation have opened new opportunities in this sector.

For our clients to be able to benefit from these new opportunities and to be able to answer to the dynamic of this market, we have a team of experts who combine legal know-how with the knowledge of the sector, thus allowing a pro-active and reactive answer to our clients’ needs.

Our services include several areas of practice and day-to-day advice to our clients, notably:

  • Outsourcing and systems integration
  • Litigation
  • Technological development and licensing
  • Hardware and software supply and purchase
  • Regulation and competition
  • Communication agreements (television broadcasting contracts)
  • Data protection
  • Intellectual property
  • Advertisement, marketing and sponsorships

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Band 3: "CMS is experienced in advising on software agreements and data protection."
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13/02/2018
The rise of the new lux­ury eco­nomy
Travel has al­ways played host to dra­mat­ic and of­ten dis­rupt­ive changes. At CMS’s an­nu­al tech­no­logy con­fer­ence, In­nov­ate to Sur­vive, onefinestay’s CEO, Javi­er Ce­dillo-Es­pin de­livered a key­note, sum­mar­ised in this art­icle.
02/02/2018
IBM Wat­son at work
There may be much hype around ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence but IBM has been demon­strat­ing the busi­ness po­ten­tial of ma­chine learn­ing through its Wat­son ana­lyt­ics plat­form since 2011. Wat­son came about after one of IBM’s re­search teams were at the pub watch­ing.
24/01/2018
Is eS­ports the next big sen­sa­tion?
Jimmy Kim­mell learnt the hard way what hap­pens when you cri­ti­cise the world of eS­ports gam­ing – a new mar­ket where people watch oth­er people play­ing video games via live stream­ing on­line. The fam­ous Amer­ic­an late night talk show host said his cri­ti­cism res­ul­ted.
22/01/2018
In­nov­ate or your deal could die
Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane, but es­sen­tial tasks.
30/10/2017
What next for in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers?
Sum­mary The Ir­ish High Court has made a pre­lim­in­ary ref­er­ence to the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (the “CJEU”), ask­ing wheth­er stand­ard data pro­tec­tion clauses (“stand­ard clauses”) are com­pat­ible with the leg­al rights of data sub­jects un­der EU law.
10/07/2017
GDPR ques­tion­naire: 50 ques­tions to identi­fy if your busi­ness is ready
The Bav­ari­an Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity re­leased a GDPR im­ple­ment­a­tion ques­tion­naire 12 months be­fore the GDPR ap­plies to busi­nesses in Europe. On 25 May 2017, 12 months be­fore the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”) ap­plies to busi­nesses through­out.
26/06/2017
Al­gorithms and Col­lu­sion – the de­bate by the OECD Com­pet­i­tion Com­mit­tee
On 16 May 2017, the Sec­ret­ari­at of the OECD made avail­able a back­ground note about “Al­gorithms and Col­lu­sion” that was at the centre of the de­bate by the OECD Com­pet­i­tion Com­mit­tee on 21-23 June 2017.
14/06/2017
Coun­cil of the European Uni­on ad­opts the port­ab­il­ity Reg­u­la­tion for...
On 8 June 2017, the Coun­cil of the European Uni­on ad­op­ted the much-dis­cussed Reg­u­la­tion on port­ab­il­ity of di­git­al ser­vices across the EU. This rep­res­ents the clear­ing of the fi­nal pro­ced­ur­al hurdle be­fore the re­quire­ments of the Reg­u­la­tion ap­ply, which is an­ti­cip­ated.
06/04/2017
Do ro­bots have rights? The European Par­lia­ment ad­dresses ar­ti­fi­cial...
Back­ground A lively dis­cus­sion is cur­rently un­der way in the busi­ness world re­gard­ing pos­sible ap­plic­a­tions of in­tel­li­gent IT sys­tems and autonom­ous ma­chines and equip­ment. Rap­id tech­nic­al de­vel­op­ment in these areas has spurred the ima­gin­a­tion of users.
28/03/2017
On the road to autonom­ous vehicles
Con­nec­ted and autonom­ous vehicle (“CAV”) tech­no­lo­gies are set to have a pro­found so­cial and eco­nom­ic im­pact world­wide and con­tin­ue to ac­cu­mu­late a great weight of ex­pect­a­tion. Ad­voc­ates ar­gue that CAV tech­no­lo­gies will im­prove road safety, ease con­ges­tion and.
05/01/2017
Leg­al Com­mit­tee of the European Par­lia­ment ap­proves the Port­ab­il­ity...
On 29 Novem­ber 2016, the Leg­al Com­mit­tee of the European Par­lia­ment ap­proved the reg­u­la­tion on “en­sur­ing the cross-bor­der port­ab­il­ity of on­line con­tent ser­vices” (the “Port­ab­il­ity Reg­u­la­tion”). So far, the Port­ab­il­ity Reg­u­la­tion is the only re­main­ing pro­vi­sion.
25/10/2016
New ICO pri­vacy no­tices, trans­par­ency and con­trol code – is it time...
The In­form­a­tion Com­mis­sion­er’s Of­fice (“ICO”) re­leased a re­vised code of prac­tice (the “Code”) fol­low­ing a con­sulta­tion on com­mu­nic­at­ing pri­vacy in­form­a­tion to in­di­vidu­als. The pur­pose of the Code is to en­sure trans­par­ency and ac­cess­ib­il­ity to in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing.
30/08/2016
EU Com­mis­sion re­leases draft Pri­vacy Code of Con­duct for mHealth apps
The European Com­mis­sion has draf­ted a code of con­duct on pri­vacy for mo­bile health (mHealth) apps (the “Code”). The Code has been sub­mit­ted to the Art­icle 29 Data Pro­tec­tion Work­ing Group for ap­prov­al.
07/06/2016
Trade Secrets Dir­ect­ive ap­proved by the European Coun­cil
On 27 May the European Coun­cil ap­proved the Dir­ect­ive on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their un­law­ful ac­quis­i­tion, use and dis­clos­ure ("Trade Secrets Dir­ect­ive").