Data protection, cyber security and co. Are topics that are totally overwhelming for you? Then IT legal advice might be just the thing for you.

What is IT law anyway?

IT law actually stands for information technology law and was previously known as computer law. This is the law that deals with electronic data processing. Even if there is still no precise legal definition in Germany, IT law is now viewed as an independent field of law. It combines various sub-areas of a number of different areas of law that are related to information technology. These are for example:

  • Domain law
  • Contract law
  • Data protection law
  • Telecommunications law
  • Law of communication networks

Which areas are covered by IT legal advice?

IT legal advice can advise and support companies on the following points in particular:

  • Review of business processes for legality
  • Risk management advice
  • Creation of new or review of existing terms and conditions, IT model contracts and purchasing conditions
  • Updating of documents based on the changed legal situation
  • Provision of legal documents for apps
  • Support in concluding escrow agreements
  • Tracking hackers and software pirates

Not every IT legal consultancy offers all areas as a service and some law firms even have an even larger repertoire. It is therefore advisable to compare the providers in advance in order to filter out the right consultant.

For whom is IT legal advice worthwhile?

IT legal advice is worthwhile, like many other forms of advice, not only for listed companies. Small and medium-sized sole proprietorships with web shops in particular automatically come into contact with internet law in their activities. Since many entrepreneurs often have questions that are not self-explanatory, it makes sense to resort to IT legal advice.

The area of data protection in particular has changed due to the new GDPR changed enormously. For medium-sized companies with a certain number of employees, for example, a data protection officer is therefore required. In order to avoid hiring additional cost-bearing employees, companies can also use external IT lawyers.

IT legal advice at Projektify

Are you thinking of using IT legal advice, but you don’t know who to turn to? Exactly for such cases we at Projektify have the service “ Legal advice “was launched, which you can now use. But that’s not the only thing. If you have more questions, such as financing or tax issues, you are welcome to use our other services. It’s this way for that!

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