Data protection and IT

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

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Data protection and IT - overview

As information technology continues to evolve, legislation must also change. It affects everything from data protection and online selling to internet policies for employees.

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Data protection - overview

The Data Protection Act regulates how your business processes personal information. All businesses must comply with the data protection principles.

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IT law - overview

As part of your IT management, which includes purchasing and maintaining IT, you should make sure you understand and manage any legal issues involved.

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Internet and email law

Communicating and selling online is subject to the same laws as 'traditional' business, and often brings added complications. Read our overview.

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Data protection FAQs

Why you need to take data protection legislation seriously, your obligations, plus information on the penalties you might face if you breach the Act.

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Using software legally

Illegal software can carry viruses as well as leaving you open to prosecution. Make sure you stay within the law when you buy business software.

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Purchasing IT FAQs

How to go about purchasing hardware, software and IT systems for your business, licencing and what to do if your IT solution fails to work properly

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Your website FAQs

Legal issues surrounding your website, including domain registration and protection, content, and the legal statements you're required to include

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Your website and the law

There are a number of legal issues that you need to be aware of which affect your website – particularly on a launch or relaunch of your site

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Dealing with a web designer

A step by step guide to finding the right web designer, agreeing on the brief and time-scales and how you will deal with any problems or delays

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