Information and communications technology is an area that has seen significant disruption over the last decade. As a startup in the legal industry, LegalVision prides itself on being at the forefront of developments in the technology space.
We invest time to understand your needs and employ an agile approach to providing legal solutions for your IT issues. Our IT law team has expertise in cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things. We have also developed a niche practice focusing on crypto currencies and developments in mobile payments.
Our IT law team works closely with our Intellectual Property team, because we understand the importance of commercialising technology in a way that meets your business objectives. Our experience encompasses the full spectrum of information and communications technology. Whether you are an individual looking to negotiate your first contract with a developer to bring your application to life or you are an established vendor negotiating with the government, we have the experience and strategic nous to provide legal support for your project.
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5 Things You Need to Know About Information Technology
1Information technology is a vast and complex area. It is important to understand the nexus between IT, IP, Data and Privacy. In order to navigate how risk is allocated and where your responsibilities lie.
2Although each deal is different, most IT transactions revolve around a limited number of documents. If you are thinking of engaging a developer – or you are a developer yourself – you will likely need to review or draft a master services agreement. As with most project-based documents, it is critical to ensure that the agreement provides clarity on deliverables, milestones and payments.
3The continued expansion of cloud computing and trend toward outsourcing of infrastructure maintenance has led to an increase in the complexity of consequential agreements. Whether you are a vendor or customer, it is important to ensure that you have done sufficient due diligence and you are satisfied that disaster recovery and business continuity plans are in place.
4If you are entering agreements online, make sure you are still satisfying the legal requirements for the contract. Although there is extensive commentary about agreeing to contracts online in Australia, legislation such as the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) does not mean that you can avoid the well-established principles about formation of a contract.
5Information technology and privacy are closely related areas of law. Consideration of any information technology issue must also contemplate the consequences for privacy obligations.