The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes new obligations on data processors as well as controllers. As a software company selling hosted or SaaS (software as a service) solutions, there are things you need to think about now, to ensure you comply with GDPR. [Read more…]
In an age where the internet and Google are so prevalent, having an online presence for your business has never been more important – but does your business own its website?
Indeed, most businesses whether big or small will have some sort of website – from simple “information-only” websites to more sophisticated e-commerce websites capable of processing high volumes of various transactions. [Read more…]
Background – The need for software licence management
With software licensing and maintenance comprising almost one third of overall IT budgets on average, software is a key company asset. However, while there is increasing awareness of the risks associated with unmanaged software assets, the same level of importance is not always assigned to the management and optimisation of software licensing. Set out below are BHW’s top 10 tips for organisations when obtaining and using software licensing agreements.
If you’re engaging a software house or independent contractor to produce software for you, you might think that you will own all the intellectual property in the software once it’s produced. After all, it’s your idea, you’ll probably contribute a lot to the design and specification process and (crucially) you’ll be paying for it.
Unfortunately, copyright law isn’t that helpful.