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It’s virtually impossible to overstate the scale and pace of technologically-driven change, or to exaggerate the importance of working with lawyers who can help you stay one step ahead of the accompanying risks and challenges. At CMS, our brilliant Technology specialists have led the way in tech law since the earliest days of the internet. Or even before…

Today technology crosses traditional sector lines. So to ensure your commercial interests are at the heart of every decision, choose lawyers who understand the intricacies of technology. Our award-winning team advise on disputes, corporate, IP, commercial, data privacy and security, employment and tax.

25/04/2023
CMS’ interactive Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer law regulatory...
Welcome to CMS’ interactive Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer law regulatory hub. Here you will find all of the resources you need on the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill and the UK’s regulatory landscape following the Government publication of its long-awaited Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill.
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07/12/2023
COP28: how the law can unite, act and deliver the UN SDGs
The law, and the work of lawyers, should enable countries, communities and companies to deliver the changes needed to achieve the UN SDGs and the Paris Agreement. As COP28 urges us to unite, act and deliver, Advocates for International Development (A

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01/03/2024
Digital Assets
Does your business have or is it ready for digitalisation and digital assets? Digital assets are transforming the world of business. Not just technologies in the news, like AI and crypto currencies, but a whole world of technological advances, from digital twins and extended reality to smart contracts and token­isa­tion. For tech businesses and those already using such technology to develop and market new products, much of this is core activity and relatively well understood – although legal and regulatory uncertainties remain, and potential pitfalls still exist for the unwary.But other business leaders, often less familiar with the territory, have to manage an increasingly complex assortment of issues that never troubled their predecessors, ranging from protecting their brand in the metaverse to deciding whether they should tokenise their shares or accept payments in crypto currencies.This section of Bandwidth looks at issues around the development and regulation of a wide variety of digital assets, and discusses how businesses can embrace them to innovate and evolve.
23/02/2024
Online operator Gamesys fined £6M for AML and social responsibility failures
On 10 January 2024,  the Gambling Commission (the “Com­mis­sion”) announced that Gamesys Operations Limited (“Gamesys”) had been issued a £6 million fine after a compliance assessment in May 2022...
08/02/2024
UK government publishes delayed update on AI policy
The UK government has published its delayed response to the consultation accompanying its March 2023 white paper on artificial intelligence (AI). It had been expected by the end of September 2023, but...
29/01/2024
Gambling White Paper Consultations: Consumer-led tools
On the 29 November 2023, the Gambling Commission (“GC”) released its second set of con­sulta­tions on the Gambling White Paper which covers five key areas: Socially responsible in­cent­ivesCus­tomer-led...
29/01/2024
Gambling White Paper: Socially responsible incentives
On the 29 November 2023, the Gambling Commission (“GC”) released its second set of consultations on the Gambling White Paper which covers five key areas:Socially responsible in­cent­ivesCus­tomer-led...
24/01/2024
Esports Winter, Player Salary Caps and Online Toxicity: Unpacking ESI London...
CMS was one of a few law firms learning more about the ever-developing esports and gaming industry at the ESI London 2023 conference. CMS attendees Andrew Wilson, Chloe Day and Sarojah Sathivelu were...
12/01/2024
A new tool in the fight against online infringement
Online infringements and domain squatting are challenges often faced by businesses and tackling such issues has been made all the more difficult in a post-GDPR world where most publicly available domain...
29/12/2023
Tackling the misuse of crypto-assets for ML-TF purposes
As a constantly evolving sector, the crypto-assets ecosystem presents continuous challenges, particularly in terms of money laundering and terrorist financing (ML-TF) risks.To tackle the misuse of crypto-assets...
22/12/2023
High Court dismisses summary judgment application in Getty Images v Stability...
The High Court has recently handed down judgment on Stability AI’s application for reverse summary judgment and strike out in the high-profile Getty Images v Stability AI litigation. Earlier this year...
21/12/2023
Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment 2023
Introduction On 30 November 2023, the Gambling Commission (the “Com­mis­sion”) published its latest risk assessment into money laundering and terrorist financing (the “Com­mis­sion’s Risk As­sess­ment”)...
05/12/2023
Connected products security rules to require compliance on sale regardless...
New UK security rules for internet- and net­work-con­nect­able consumer products will apply from April 2024. The rules include a requirement for products to be accompanied by a compliance statement, to have...
05/12/2023
UK ICO enforcement threat for gambling companies failing to comply with...
On 21 November 2023, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), the UK’s data protection reg­u­lat­or, is­sued a statement warning that websites face enforcement action if they do not make...