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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

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The information and communications age is witnessing the rapid emergence of new content and national/international conditions. Coping with this changing environment calls for in-depth legal advice that is always up-to-date. Our team of specialists have the required legal skills, extensive experience and in-depth expert knowledge of the field to provide you with comprehensive, accurate and relevant advice, particularly in the following areas:

ePrivacy Regulation
Digital Transformation
Know-how Protection
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CMS Breach As­sist­ant
The ul­ti­mate guide to deal­ing with a data breach
GDPR En­force­ment Track­er Re­port 2021
The GDPR En­force­ment Track­er Re­port aims to provide you with valu­able in­sights...
18 April 2019
Block­chain in Deutsch­land – Ein­satz, Po­ten­ziale, Heraus­for­der­ungen
Die Block­chain-Tech­no­lo­gie ist neben dem Thema Künst­liche In­tel­li­genz eine der spannend­sten tech­no­lo­gis­chen En­twicklun­gen. Im Kern ge­ht es bei der Block­chain dar­um, dass Dat­en­tran­sak­tion­en nicht zen­t­ral...

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16 June 2021
EDPB ap­proves first EU GDPR Code of Con­duct for Cloud Ser­vice Pro­viders
Fol­low­ing the sub­mis­sion by the Bel­gian Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity, on May 19 the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) ap­proved the EU Cloud Code of Con­duct with sub­sequent fi­nal ap­prov­al by the Bel­gian...
15 June 2021
New GDPR Code of Con­duct ap­proved for Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) and the French Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity (CNIL) ap­proved the CISPE Data Pro­tec­tion Code of Con­duct of Cloud In­fra­struc­ture Ser­vice Pro­viders in Europe (CISPE...
11 June 2021
EDPB is­sues Re­com­mend­a­tion on cred­it card data stor­age for one-click pay­ments
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) has ad­op­ted a new re­com­mend­a­tion on the leg­al basis for the stor­age of cred­it card data by e-com­merce mer­chants for the pur­pose of one-click pay­ment of fur­ther...
11 June 2021
European Com­mis­sion’s IoT Sec­tor In­quiry: Pre­lim­in­ary Re­port pub­lished,...
On 9 June 2021, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its Pre­lim­in­ary Re­port on the con­sumer In­ter­net of Things (the “IoT”) Sec­tor In­quiry which it launched last sum­mer (see press re­lease here and Q&As...
10/06/2021
Pro­tect­ing trade secrets: IT se­cur­ity and em­ploy­ee leaks re­garded as biggest...
Three out of four seni­or cor­por­ate ex­ec­ut­ives be­lieve that more needs to be in­ves­ted in pro­tect­ing trade secrets. That is one of the key find­ings of re­cent ana­lys­is by in­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS in as­so­ci­ation...
10 June 2021
Ger­man in­come tax law and 'non-fun­gible tokens'
"Dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­logy" has a wide range of po­ten­tial uses. Thanks to Bit­coin, Eth­ereum and oth­ers, the gen­er­al pub­lic is aware of block­chain tech­no­logy. The mul­ti­tude of avail­able crypto­cur­ren­cies...
08 June 2021
Leg­al pre­ci­sion in pri­vacy, data se­cur­ity and data pro­tec­tion
Ex­pert leg­al ad­visers
08 June 2021
European Par­lia­ment's 'Schwab Re­port' pro­poses sig­ni­fic­ant changes to DMA
On 15 Decem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion sub­mit­ted its pro­pos­al for a Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA) to es­tab­lish dos and don’ts for "gate­keep­ers" in di­git­al mar­kets and en­sure that gate­keep­ers con­duct...
08 June 2021
European Com­mis­sion moves ahead with pro­posed 'Data Act' reg­u­lat­ing ac­cess...
On 28 May, the European Com­mis­sion launched an ini­tial con­sulta­tion on its plans for a ‘Data Act’, which would – if ad­op­ted – in­tro­duce rules for ac­cess to and use of data, both in busi­ness-to...
07/06/2021
CMS ad­vises IT com­pany Bechtle on co­oper­a­tion with S&T in the field of...
Stut­tgart – Bechtle AG, one of Europe’s lead­ing IT com­pan­ies, has signed an agree­ment with tech­no­logy group S&T AG to co­oper­ate in the field of multi-vendor ser­vices. As part of the new al­li­ance...
04 June 2021
Video­con­fer­ence or­al pro­ceed­ings be­fore The European Pat­ent Of­fice (G1/21)
The European Pat­ent Of­fice (EPO) was due to hear the re­fer­ral in G1/21 on Fri­day 28 May 2021 con­cern­ing the ques­tion of wheth­er the con­duct of or­al pro­ceed­ings in the form of a video­con­fer­ence is com­pat­ible...
01 June 2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...