This volume marks the 12th edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, which has been fully updated to provide an overview of developments in legal and policy activity in this area in 25 jurisdictions around the world. This publication continues to occupy a unique place in the literature on TMT issues. Rather than serving as a traditional legal treatise, this review aims to provide a practical, business-focused study of these issues, as well as insight into how this legal and policy landscape in the TMT field continues to evolve d year to year.
In 2021, the ongoing covid-19 pandemic continued to weigh heavily on legal and policy developments in this sector. As the threat of infection continues to affect the way we live, work and interact, the importance of connectivity has never been greater or more apparent. For many companies, remote work has been the rule rather than the exception since March 2020, and may well persist in one form or another long after the pandemic is over. Many schools have moved to distance learning formats during the pandemic. Telehealth is booming, as doctors check on patients via videoconference. Even such mundane tasks as grocery shopping have moved online. And broadband connectivity, when available, has made it all possible.
Originally published in The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, 12th Edition – December 2021.
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