Our experienced team of solicitors provides support and advice to community organisations on all aspects of IT and technology contracts.
Since the rise in technology, we have become more reliant on computers, laptops, mobiles phones, tablets, the internet and social media in both our personal lives and in business. Now more than ever the value of data, whether business or personal, is being recognised, as is the need to protect it, retain appropriate control of it and use it effectively.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors we regularly work with community organisations to provide advice and support on the law and practice relating to information and communications technology (ICT). Our balance of ICT expertise and knowledge of the commercial and legal environment in which you, as a community organisation, operate making us well placed to advise and support you with any ICT issues.
We understand that investment in ICT services and goods can vary from the thousands of pounds to over a million pounds from organisation to organisation. In many instances 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.
Our IT and technology contracts service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, our experienced 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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