Against the background of the global ransomware attack in June 2017, targeting the NHS and a further major information technology failure at British Airways,...
Computers, in the form of mobiles, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices, mixed with the internet, the "cloud" and social media are integral to our individual modern lives.
They are equally indispensable to our businesses and government in its various forms. The value of data (business and personal) is becoming increasingly recognised and, with it, the requirement to retain appropriate control of it, use it effectively and protect it.
We have been advising on the law and practice relating to this world of information and communications technology (ICT) for over 15 years. We work on a cross-departmental team to get the right balance of ICT expertise and the knowledge and understanding we have of the commercial and legal environment in which our clients operate.
We recognise that, whilst investment in ICT services and goods can vary from the thousands of pounds to over a million pounds, the value of the overall contract does not always reflect the potential harm to the customer if those services do not work as expected. We therefore seek to tailor our advice, and costs for that advice, to the significance of the service to the client balanced against the client’s budget for it.
Our areas of ICT related work include:
- master agreements for the design, installation and support of more complex ICT systems software and hardware systems;
- the creation, use and protection of ICT related intellectual property;
- software and website licensing and development agreements;
- internet trading, including website compliance, marketing compliance, distance selling and on-line contracting and consumer law and data protection compliance;
- ICT outsourcing, hosting and “as a service” or subscription based arrangements;
- the control and regulation of data and information, including data protection, freedom of information, investigatory powers (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 regime) and confidentiality;
- the relationship between EU procurement law and ICT projects;
- staff and employment matters; and
- management of consequences of data and other confidentiality breaches and resolution of disputes.
We have been recognised for the work we do
So, the results are in. The gamble of calling an early election has blown up spectacularly in Theresa May’s face, but at the time...
The recent ransomware attack, affecting the NHS and other corporate organisations across the globe, is a salutary lesson to all of us, individuals, businesses...
We are proud to announce the release of our 2016 Annual Report.
We are now only 10 days away from the EU Referendum that poses a difficult question to the British public – Remain or Brexit?...
ICO Publishes Guidance on preparing for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and launches new dedicated GDPR website.
To receive invitations to our events, as well as information and articles on legal issues and sector developments that are of interest to you, please sign up to Newsroom.