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Digital Transformation

Smart data, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 all demonstrate how digital transformation has brought far-reaching changes to the global economy. These changes are now part of everyday corporate life and affect almost every industry. Companies are increasingly seeing digital transformation as an opportunity and reinventing their processes for the digital age.

The challenges of digital transformation

There are, however, still many unresolved issues around legally defensible implementation of digitisation strategies. Innovative business models and the use of new technologies confront companies with completely novel legal challenges. Digital transformation impacts data protection, IT security, contract design, liability and regulation. Accordingly, interdisciplinary collaboration is now more important than ever. You may find further information in our joint study "Digital Economy and Law" with the Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen (BUJ).

09/02/2022
Markenschutz für Blockchain- und andere Krypto-Projekte
Der Beitrag zeigt die Besonderheiten und Vorteile eines Markenschutzes für Blockchain- sowie Krypto-Projekte auf und wie ein Markenschutz konkret erlangt wird.
02/12/2021
Rechtsberatung im Metaverse
Nach dem Internet der Dinge ist das Metaverse die nächste Evolutionsstufe des Internets. Wir zeigen die Rechtsfragen der Zukunft auf!
Artificial Intelligence
Implications for artificial intelligence and machine learning

A new approach to legal advice – CMS and legal tech

Digital transformation is also changing the way legal advice is delivered. Legal tech – the application of modern technology – opens up a range of new possibilities, from project management to the use of semi-automated legal services.

Below we present key issues around the digital economy, their legal implications and how CMS can assist you in addressing the challenges posed by digital transformation.

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Podcast CMS To Go: KI für die Rechtsabteilung
Innovative, practical, understandable.
IT Security
Blockchains and smart contracts
E-Mobility
E-Commerce and Online Market Places
Digital Media
Digital Regulation
A new legal framework for the digital world
Sports, Gaming and eSports
Social Media
Cloud Computing
Open source software
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Metaverse
Big Data
E-Payment
IoT and Industry 4.0
Online Advertising and Marketing
Smart TV

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23/05/2024
The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Sustainable Development: The View...
This article is about the UN resolution on "seizing the opportunities of safe, secure and trustworthy artificial intelligence systems for sustainable de­vel­op­ment".Chal­lenges and risks of AIArtificial...
23/05/2024
AI Act – What employers need to know
The following article explains the most important provisions of the AI Act that employers should be ready for.The Council's final vote on the AI Act is an important milestone in the regulation of artificial...
22/05/2024
E-learning | Introduction to Data Protection
This e-learning course covers the basics of data protection law based on the GDPR. It is aimed at all persons who come into contact with personal data in the course of their professional activities and provides a good overview of the most important data protection principles and requirements. Thanks to numerous animations and illustrative practical examples, it enables participants to quickly become familiar with the topic.  The aim of the e-learning course is to raise awareness of the lawful handling of personal data in all areas of the company and to enable employees to respond appropriately to data protection incidents and other situations.        
16/05/2024
Data Act and Cloud Service Providers (Part 2): Switching Providers
The Data Act means cloud service providers need to take action. Part 2 of our article provides an overview of the process for switching providers.Next blog post in the #CMSdatalaw seriesAs part of its...
02/05/2024
"Automatically disadvantaged?" – Discrimination in the use of AI in the...
Despite the enormous potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace, evidence shows that AI harbours the risk of perpetuating discriminatory decision-making patterns. There are increasing...
02/05/2024
Data Act and Cloud Service Providers (Part 1): Contract drafting and information...
The Data Act means cloud service providers need to take action. Part 1 of our article provides an overview of contract drafting and information ob­lig­a­tions. With the new Data Act, the European Union...
23/04/2024
Artificial Intelligence and Occupational Health and Safety – Opportunities...
This article looks at both the opportunities and risks presented by using artificial intelligence with regard to occupational health and safety.AI has become an integral part of the modern working world...
17/04/2024
Impact of the CJEU's Schufa judgment on the use of AI in HR
This article examines the extent to which the CJEU's Schufa judgment is an obstacle to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the HR sector.More and more companies are using AI systems in HR. A key...
08/04/2024
Virtuelle Influencer: Chancen und Hürden
Virtual influencers are a new phenomenon, at least in Germany. They might be used to advertise digital fashion in future, for example, or to interact in the metaverse. What are the special features of virtual influencers? What are the benefits, especially for businesses, and can they be regarded as influencers from a legal viewpoint? Adrian Zarm and Dr Gabriele Stark, both from the Intellectual Property practice, answer these and many other important questions in our new podcast.
28/03/2024
The data access rights of the Data Act
The data access rights under the Data Act and their restrictions are extensive – we provide an over­view.European legislators have recognised that data is an essential resource which is required for...
18/03/2024
The DGA is expected to spur on data altruism
Voluntary data donations are intended to make data widely usable. The DGA wants to build trust in data altruism or­gan­isa­tions.The range of applications in which the use of data and information is playing...
18/03/2024
E-learning | Open source compliance for software developers
This e-learning course has been specially designed for software developers. Its purpose is to raise awareness of what needs to be considered from a legal viewpoint when software developers use open source software.