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Spring – Summer 2020

06 July 2020

CMS Russia IP / TMT Webinar Series

Businesses are busier than ever, managing challenges in the constantly evolving digital reality. To support you on this journey, we have launched an IP / TMT webinar series covering the most relevant legal topics. 

On this showcase page, you will find recordings of the following webinars carefully prepared by our IP specialists: 

All videos are also available on our YouTube channel.


Data Protection in Russia: five hot topics in practice

Streamed on 11 June 2020
Language: English
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CMS Russia data protection law experts Irina Shurmina and Vladislav Eltovskiy discussed five hot topics in the Russian data protection law:

  • What is considered personal data;
  • Legal grounds for processing – what to rely on;
  • Consents for advertising;
  • Localisation requirement and new fines;
  • Cross-border transfer.

Native advertising in Russia

Streamed on 17 April 2020
Language: Russian
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Our IP experts Irina Shurmina, Senior Associate, and Ksenia Danshina, Associate, explained the legal framework of online advertising and shared interesting cases:

  • How bloggers and companies should execute their relationship on advertising placement?
  • Which requirements to advertising are in force in Internet?
  • Overview of Russian and foreign cases. 

Not just a game: legal aspects of online games

Streamed on 8 May 2020
Language: Russian
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With more people having to stay at home due to coronavirus outbreak, the online game industry has become one of the few sectors to have experienced user and revenue growth. Thus, complying with relevant laws and regulations is now an even more important issue, so during our webinar Ksenia Danshina and Irina Shurmina touched on:

  • Legal aspects of the relations between a game company and a gamer;
  • Legal disputes between game companies and gamers and chances of success on both sides;
  • In-game assets and game characters under the Russian law. Legal regulation of loot boxes.

World of Lawcraft: legal aspects of online games

Streamed on 17 June 2020
Language: Russian
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In addition, we are happy to share a webinar prepared by Ksenia Danshina, which also covers legal aspects of online games and offers a more complex review of the cybersport regulations in Russia. The webinar was held on the educational platform "PRO.Education" of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University.

Watch the video on our YouTube channel.


(Non) Personal Data: How to Make Business Ideas Legal

Streamed on 22 May 2020
Language: Russian
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According to statistics, 85% of Russian companies use targeting on social media channels, which makes the proper processing of customers’ data especially important. On the webinar Irina Shurmina and Ksenia Danshina discussed:

  • How to obtain consent over the Internet;
  • How to make targeted promotions without violating the law;
  • How to work with Big Data.

Publicly Available Information: Use is (Un)Restricted

Streamed on 5 June  2020
Language: Russian
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It may seem that access to public information may not be limited, but in practice there is much debate about who owns the information and how it may be used. On the webinar Irina Shurmina and Ksenia Danshina discussed:

  • Whether the data from social media and online classifieds may be used;
  • How the right to a database has become a tool in Internet disputes;
  • Where the freedom of information ends and the copyright starts.

Artificial Intelligence: What Do Lawyers Have To Do With It?

Streamed on 3 July 2020
Language: Russian
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On 1 July, Moscow started an experiment of introducing artificial intelligence, so Irina Shurmina and Ksenia Danshina discussed the legal issues arising in relation to this technology: 

  • Russian and foreign regulation of artificial intelligence, including experimental legal regime in Moscow;
  • Protection of AI-generated works;
  • Personal data issues, including those in the light of face recognition technology.