Information Technology Solicitors
Do you need to draft a software purchase contract? Have an information privacy dispute? Then you need an expert information technology (IT) solicitor. You will find one here at Solicitors Guru. (more...)
IT Law – what is it?
IT law is a dynamic, ever-changing field of law. As we rely more on technology, and an increasing number of start-up businesses are operating in the IT sector, the requirement for specialist IT legal advice keeps growing.
Software contracts can be complex beasts. Issues that must be considered include:
- the software and what it shall be required to do
- the scope of any development work being carried out
- ownership of the intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the software and future developments
- the scope and restrictions on any licences being granted, such as duration or equipment restrictions
- delivery of the software and acceptance provisions
- liability for failure of the software to meet its requirements
- any warranties or indemnities
- whether any additional services will be provided
- change control provisions that are flexible enough to take into account changing business priorities
You run a risk trying to draw up a software contract yourself. To ensure you cover off all of the above points, instruct an IT law expert.
The Data Protection Act 1998 governs the processing of personal data in the UK. It obliges processors of personal data to comply with eight principles, including;
- personal data must be processed fairly and lawfully
- personal data must be accurate and kept up to date
- personal data must not be kept for longer than necessary
Under the Act, people also have the right to know what information is being held about them.
Finding an IT lawyer
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