Digital communications have been connecting people for almost 20 years, but the digital era still poses a multitude of legal challenges as organisations – from startups, to mid-size enterprises to household names - try to keep up the pace. CMS advises global technology, media and telecoms organisations - and their users, financiers and investors - in every area of law.
Unlocking business opportunities – and revealing problems
The development of connectivity and digital technologies has allowed for the emergence of immense benefits and possibilities for individuals. However, it has also raised critical issues that may seriously affect human and privacy rights. Accordingly, governments, multinational entities and global organisations have placed these topics at the heart of their agendas. CMS is here to help you navigate the landscape.
Transforming businesses and disrupting industries
As industries converge and new ones emerge, a wide range of stakeholders in the technology, media and communications (TMC) sector – from users, financiers and investors to business owners and regulators – face an urgent need to understand how digital transformation presents commercial opportunities and is redefining conventional business and social structures. With the deployment of 5G networks and the Internet of Things, opportunities are going to increase exponentially.
Protecting and exploiting data
A huge amount of data is generated through interacting with digital technologies which can be quickly processed, giving the holder of the data significant abilities to assess and predict behaviours of broad or segmented groups of people and individuals. CMS advises on the full spectrum of data privacy issues – from compliance and 24/7 cyber breach response, to defending against regulators and class actions. We offer a number of tools like the Breach Assistant app and Enforcement Tracker of fines issued under the GDPR.
Thanks to a diverse range of clients and our career backgrounds, CMS has looked at and advised on issues from every angle, across our practice groups.
Our experience includes, but is not limited to:
- Network sharing
- Subsea cables
- Telecoms regulation
The quality of our work is recognised by awards such as:
- TMT Legal Adviser of the Year 2019, TMT Finance M&A Awards
- Deal of the Year 2019, The Deal, for advice to Comcast on its bid for Sky plc
- Entertainment Firm of the Year 2019, Who’s Who Legal
- TMT Law Firm of the Year 2019, Asian Legal Business (ALB) Southeast Asia Law Awards
- Middle East TMT Firm of the Year 2018, Asian-MENA Counsel Awards 2018
Please reach out to any of our Technology, Media and Communications lawyers should you have an issue to explore.
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