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GDPR and cyber security in action

Buddle Findlay. 10 July 2019, 7:26 am

The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced that it intends to fine British Airways £183.39m for breaching the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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What's the point of a warranty period in a SaaS contract?

Buddle Findlay. 05 December 2018, 6:29 am

What's the point of a warranty period in a SaaS contract?

We are increasingly seeing significant gaps between suppliers and customers of SaaS contracts in relation to their expectations about the purpose and effect of contractual warranty periods. Here's an update from the Buddle Findlay legal team.

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Can I interest you in a firewall for your toaster?

Buddle Findlay. 16 November 2018, 12:55 pm

In September, the California state legislature enacted two identical bills regulating Internet-connected devices sold in California, aimed at developing minimum security standards for devices that make up the 'Internet of Things', or 'IoT'.

The bills are among the first regulatory measures to be implemented worldwide that are specifically aimed at hastening the industry's response to the threat of IoT-based cyber-attacks.

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ICT legal update

Buddle Findlay. 11 December 2015, 6:37 am

Buddle Findlay's technology and media specialists take a look at some of the major changes in the legal landscape this month.

There is a new ruling on penalty payments in contracts... The Privacy C…

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ICT Law Update

Buddle Findlay. 19 August 2015, 11:40 am

This month's ICT Legal Update from Buddle Findlay outlines the implications of a successful legal challenge to a procurement decision, withholding tax implications when procuring software from non-res…

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Mandatory Reporting of Data Breaches

Buddle Findlay. 01 April 2015, 1:02 pm

For the time being, New Zealand falls into a group of countries in which breach reporting is not mandatory, but very strongly encouraged by regulatory guidelines.

So what does this mean for you?

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Proposed tax break for Software R&D

Buddle Findlay. 03 March 2015, 9:45 am

The Government released proposed legislation last week to encourage start-up companies to engage in research and development by allowing them to "cash-out" their tax losses arising from those activiti…

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Rules on Government Tenders Expand

Buddle Findlay. 03 February 2015, 3:22 pm

As of the beginning of February, a lot more Crown entities have to comply with procurement rules that had been until now reserved for public service departments.

The application of the rules to cro…

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Election 2014: Summary of ICT Policies

Buddle Findlay. 15 September 2014, 2:39 pm

With less than a week to go before the election, Buddle Findlay have provided this summary of the key aspects of various parties' policies in relation to IT, telecommunications and technology, insofar…

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ICT Law Update: SaaS and escrow

Buddle Findlay. 05 June 2014, 1:05 pm

In this update, Buddle Findlay looks at the limitations of traditional escrow for SaaS solutions and identifies potential alternatives.

Also in this post...What will the Google Spain judgment mean…

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ICT Law Update: Agile Software contracts

Buddle Findlay. 04 March 2014, 9:59 am

Software development projects delivered using 'Agile' methodology (rather than the more traditional 'waterfall' approach) are becoming increasingly mainstream. This month, Buddle Findlay's ICT Law Up…

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