Technology is an essential part of modern life. And technology now makes up a significant part of every business. For businesses that handle sensitive information, including customer, employee, or other data, they need to be concerned about having safeguards in place to protect its privacy and data security. The rules that govern this area of law are complex, differ by jurisdiction, and can and do change quickly. A privacy or data security breach can result in significant monetary penalties for the business, as well as the damage to the businesses reputation. Possinger Law Group can assist its clients with various areas of technology related legal issues because of its understanding of technology and experience of serving technology clients since its foundation. Some of the areas that Possinger Law Group assists client:
- Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDAs”)
- Master Service Agreements (“MSAs”)
- Service Level Agreements
- Licensing Agreements
- Software as a Service (“SAAS”) Agreements
- Technology Transfer Agreements
Dealing effectively with data security matters takes a broad and interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, including expertise in litigation, business transactions, and public policy and regulation. In addition, having a practical working knowledge and relationships with professionals in the technology and computer forensics industry are essential for dealing with these issues when they arise.
The potential for misuse of sensitive personal information has triggered legislative and regulatory action worldwide – the risks are high. Privacy laws are continually evolving, vary by jurisdiction, are interpreted unpredictably, and are in a constant state of flux. Even the most well-meaning, conscientious company can make a false step as it captures, uses, transfers and discloses personal information.