Information technology law has become a specialist area with many laws that specifically relate to IT or ICT. It is called by many different names. For example, ICT law, IT law, information technology law, technology law, tech law, computer law, electronic law (or elaw), social or new media law, digital media law, Internet law, cyber law and web law. It comprises elements of various branches of the law, originating under various acts or statutes of Parliament and the common law.
Essentially, we help with the legal aspects of ICT (for example the development of an information system). We’re techies and lawyers – a rare breed.
How we can help you
- Learn more about information technology law by reading our insights or attending one of our workshops.
- Conclude IT contracts with your customers, contractors, agents, resellers and others. Learn more about IT contracts by attending a workshop.
- Provide specialist advice relating to Mergers and Acquisitions involving IT companies.
- Resolve a dispute that involves ICT or related to ICT.
- Protect your intellectual property. Get a domain name from someone or protect yourself from someone demanding a domain name.
- Ensure that your personnel use IT (like email) responsibly by drafting or reviewing your IT policies.
- Give people access to the information you hold in accordance with the law.
- Sell things online or electronically. Automate processes.
- Get paid quicker by billing your clients electronically.
- Ensure that electronic evidence you have will carry evidentiary weight.
- Manage your records and information as the law requires you too.
- Know what you must do to secure your information in accordance with your legal obligations.
- Process personal information (or data) lawfully.
- Outsource your certain IT goods or services to vendors.
- Monitor activities in the workplace in accordance with the law.
- Avoid the risks of using open source software.
- Comply with the ECT Act when providing information security solutions such as encryption, by using our Cryptography Provider Registration Services.
We can help you comply with Information Technology Law
- Learn more about information technology law by attending our Practical IT GRC Law Workshop workshop.
- Know whether you currently comply by doing an audit or review.
- Comply with IT laws, rules, codes and standards – IT compliance including King IV™.
- Practice good IT governance, risk and compliance as discussed for example in King Code on corporate governance.
We have deep skills and experience in:
- High value, complex end-to-end technology transactions, including transactions involving software and services, enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations, outsourcing on-demand hosted solutions, and Software as a Service (SaaS).
- Structuring customer channels and putting the appropriate agreements in place using our popular modular approach.
- Structuring business in such a manner that international expansion is possible in the future.
Why choose us
We advise our clients on a wide range of technology law issues and have drafted some of the laws and best practices that underpin those issues. We helped draft:
- the ECT Act (for the Department of Communications) and the Guides for Information Security,
- the Guides for Information Security,
- Escrow (for the Institute of Directors who are responsible for the King II report on Corporate Governance), and
- the IT governance chapter in King III™.
We do not try to do everything. If someone does something faster or better than we do, we will point you in that direction. We have a network of associates who we recommend and work with.