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TMC - Technology, Media & Communications

Aware of following the needs of our customers who invest in the offer of sophisticated and differentiated products, as well as pioneering services, the Technology, Media & Communications (TMC) team of CMS is currently facing an unprecedented change. Innovation is fundamental in a complex and constantly evolving context.

The development of alternative solutions in environments characterised by new regulatory requirements - at national and international level - is fundamental to ensure the protection of new investments and maximise commercial opportunities.

The rapid evolution of new technologies has created a wide spectrum of opportunities where the ability to adapt and diversify into new business areas is essential to ensure sustainable growth and comply with the new regulatory challenges. With this in mind, CMS is committed in offering its clients innovative legal solutions and contributing to the success of its activity.
The specialised professionals who make up the CMS TMC team have been invited to respond to various challenges and propose to participate in customer projects as a partner with strategic thinking and in-depth specific knowledge in the most varied areas, namely:

  • Electronic Communications
  • Marketing, Advertising and Media
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Tech M&A
  • Software Licensing
  • Domains
  • Data Protection and Cyber Security
  • E-commerce
  • Cloud Contracts and Gaming
  • Sponsorship Contracts
  • Sports Law
  • Media Law

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Band 4 - "The lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable and very familiar with our company."
Chambers & Partners 2015
Band 3: "CMS is experienced in advising on software agreements and data protection."
Legal 500 2015

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12/10/2021
On­line gambling law and reg­u­la­tion in Por­tugal
22/09/2021
“Friends of an ef­fect­ive Di­git­al Mar­kets Act” part 2 – France, Ger­many...
In May 2021, France, Ger­many and the Neth­er­lands pub­lished a non-pa­per with pro­pos­als to im­prove the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). In this pa­per, the three mem­ber states, which refer to them­selves as “Friends...
30/07/2021
EDPB is­sues draft Guidelines on codes of con­duct for data trans­fers
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) is­sued its draft Guidelines 04/2021 on the codes of con­duct to be used as a tool for fa­cil­it­at­ing data trans­fers. These guidelines are the second in a series...
23/07/2021
GDPR 3 years on – The greatest hits (and misses)
More than three years have passed since the GDPR ap­plied and a lot has happened in the world of data pro­tec­tion dur­ing that time – fines, class ac­tions, court chal­lenges and more. We give our “playl­ist”...
16/07/2021
Data pro­tec­tion up­date: latest de­vel­op­ments on EU and UK trans­fers
Back­ground On 28 June 2021, the European Com­mis­sion is­sued two EU ad­equacy de­cisions fi­nally bring­ing to an end the un­cer­tainty over wheth­er trans­fers of per­son­al data from the EU to the UK could con­tin­ue...
30/06/2021
EU Na­tion­al Com­pet­i­tion Au­thor­it­ies pub­lish joint pa­per on Di­git­al Mar­kets...
The de­bate about the draft Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA) – the European Com­mis­sion's flag­ship pro­ject in the di­git­al sec­tor – is in­tensi­fy­ing. In May, the self-pro­claimed "Friends of an Ef­fect­ive DMA"...
25/06/2021
Double pat­ent­ing: leg­al fact or fic­tion? (G4/19)
The En­larged Board of Ap­peal (EBA) has this week re­leased its de­cision re­gard­ing the is­sue of double pat­ent­ing. The concept of double pat­ent­ing will be fa­mil­i­ar to those work­ing in the pat­ent field. It...
16/06/2021
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...
15/06/2021
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...
11/06/2021
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...
11/06/2021
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...
08/06/2021
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...