Our experienced team of solicitors provides support and advice to values-driven businesses on all aspects of IT and tech contracts.
Since the rise in technology and our increased use of computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, wearable technology, the internet and social media, many of us have become more aware of the value of data and the need to retain appropriate control of it, use it effectively and protect it.
Technology plays a vital role in our everyday lives, both personally and in business which is why it is imperative that appropriate measures are taken to protect data. Our specialist information and communications technology (ICT) lawyers work in partnership with commercial businesses to provide advice and support on the law and practice relating to ICT.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our dedicated ICT team uses its balance of ICT expertise coupled with the knowledge of the commercial and legal environment commercial businesses operate in, making us well placed to assist social business organisations with any ICT issues.
We understand that, whilst investment in ICT services and goods can vary from each organisation and can range from 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 you balanced against your budget.
Our IT and technology contracts service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors our committed team can provide advice and support on all aspects of IT and technology contracts, including:
- 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 online-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.
- Management of consequences of data and other confidentiality breaches and resolution of disputes.
We have been recognised for the work we do
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
The Government has released Procurement Policy Note 04/20 “Recovery and Transition from Covid-19” (the PPN), building on and updating PPN 02/20.
It is important to remember that when it comes to selling services, you must deliver on your promises.
The Freedom of Information (extension) Bill seeks to expand the perimeters of the current legislation so that bodies working with or on behalf of public authorities will be directly caught by the Act.
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