A recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the UK means new measures are being put in place in an effort to reduce the risk of a second wave. Whilst the impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt, it is important to remain focused on the sector’s road to recovery.
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.
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Catch up with all the latest charity updates in this fortnight’s news roundup
Catch up with all the latest charity updates in this fortnight’s news roundup.
Six months after the first recorded case of COVID-19 in the UK, it is clear that charities, community organisations and volunteers have played a huge role in the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline in the UK, the nation’s attention is being increasingly focused on how we can recover and reform.
As the Government continues to relax social distancing requirements, many charities have found the easing of lockdown as difficult to manage as going into lockdown.
With lockdown restrictions further lifting on 4 July, charities have a lot to think about.
Last week saw a significant easing of social distancing measures in England from 4 July”.
Whilst many of us are welcoming the recent changes to lockdown, many charities are finding the easing of lockdown more difficult to manage than going into it!
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