Computers & IT Law

Computers and IT Law

We have considerable expertise in the area of computers and IT law. We act, draft, review and advise in relation to the following matters:

  • Data Privacy advices
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Liaising with the Data Protection Commissioners for directions in relation to marketing campaigns, data usage and processing of customer data.
  • Advising and acting in copyright enforcement & the protection of intellectual property rights in software development
  • Enforcement of trademarks and intellectual property rights
    Meta tags, deep linking, screen scraping and breach of trade marks rights.
  • IT Acceptable Usage policies and Staff Monitoring in the workplace
  • On-line sales pipelines, eCommerce contracts, t&c’s and privacy policies.
  • End User Licence Agreement and commercial Software Licensing Agreements

A failure to comply with the relevant legislation may result in businesses being unable to enforce their on-line contracts for sale with individual customers and losing income. It may expose companies to remedies for employees under Unfair Dismissals and employment legislation, and/or a actions for prosecution by the Office of Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland for failure to comply with Data Privacy legislation.

Following the implementation of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses in Ireland and the EU now face the challenges of compliance with the sweeping effects of the regulation and the considerable costs that could arise for non compliance. not only do businesses face fines for non compliance, non-disclosure of data breaches and failure to comply with Subject Access Requests, but lately the Courts are recognising a right of action for private parties and Data Subjects against firms and businesses for compensation arising from their non compliance. This new aspect of regulation is perhaps the most significant in its impact and potential for loss to business since the enactment of Data Protection legislation in 1999.

Contact us today for a no obligation consultation on any matter of computers and IT law in Ireland. Our experienced and results driven professionals are happy to assist. Our network includes connections to the leading Irish Counsel in the area

Martin Moloney