Is your company ready to defend against a data protection compensation claim?

Peter Adediran’s specialist niche area of practice is data protection and privacy law as it relates to digital business including websites and mobile applications PAIL Solicitors. Read more on PAIL’s Resource Library

If you are still not taking GDPR compliance seriously you need to do so now!

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulations) was the biggest ever shake up to data protection laws, yet many organisations (i.e. businesses, companies, non-profit bodies) are still not properly prepared for them. It covers all types of personal data use including unwanted emails and security.

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4 Legal Issues Building Website Mobile Applications in 2018

Although this article relates primarily to mobile apps the solutions it proposes apply to websites and any other digital platform through which you make your online platform and applications available including for mobile, tablet and other smart devices and application program interfaces.

If you still believe in mobile apps as a great business idea for generating revenue, then you may be on to something. Mobile apps may not be as hot today as cryptocurrency; blockchain; AI; drones and other new technologies, but global app revenue increased by 35% in 2017 to almost $60 billion based on Apple’s App Store and Google Play revenues alone, according to a report released on 05 January 2018 from Sensor Tower..

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Life cycle of a digital tech business: how to take your start-up to corporate success?

The author Peter Adediran is a UK qualified and fully licensed current practising solicitor specialising in mobile applications and ecommerce related B2B and B2B2C start-ups and later stage SME growth. His areas of expertise include using intellectual property to add to business value, and drafting growth and exit focused commercial agreements. His breadth of experience over 18 years includes more than a 100 start-ups worth over $100 million

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Parenting Mobile Apps Law

So you want to develop a parenting mobile app to exploit the commercial opportunities of the mobile app on demand services market. It’s a good bet. On demand services businesses like Uber have been very successful.

A great emerging target market is that of selling convenience to modern parents particularly with their children. The majority of mothers are in work. In 2014 87.7% of families were reported to be working families. This was the highest percentage since records began in 1996. [National Archives] The largest percentage increase in working families has been among lone parents with dependent children. [Citizens Advice Bureau]

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Mobile app privacy agreements

Mobile app privacy agreements surveyed in a global study by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network in 2014 revealed that the majority of the mobile app privacy agreements failed to comply with privacy standards. 26 privacy and data protection authorities in 19 countries took part in the study. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) (UK data protection authority) also participated.

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Data processing agreements

Mobile and Web based applications are improving businesses through smart use of technology systems to maximise product and/or service delivery. Data processing agreements legal advice has to be as smart to add value to businesses. Today possibly all information technology or businesses that use technology require data processing agreements legal advice. Applications must also interface and work with various internet services. This means back-end services. It also means data processing agreements.

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Mobile app developer non-circumvention agreement

Mobile app developer non-circumvention agreement explained by mobile app expert lawyers

So you have come up with some novel ideas to develop some features for a native mobile app for IOS or Android. Assuming you cannot code yourself, you will want to start approaching coders to build the app. But how will you prevent those developers stealing your ideas or building the same or a similar app for other another business? This is a major problem for a business because you don’t want to spend thousands developing an idea only for it to copied. Obviously you have to tell a developer about your ideas for them to build the app in the first place. Also the developer will build the app with the skills and knowledge that they have acquired over the years, and these skills are transferable

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Mobile App Era

We are in the mobile app era. Some call it Web 3.0. Before launching into our article on the mobile app era, it should be noted that not everybody agrees that mobile constitutes a new technological wave in the evolution of the Internet.

Some commentators see mobile as part of the expansion of access to the Internet beyond the PC. In other words mobile is just another device by which you can create, collaborate and share content with other consumers and friends. It is Web 2.0 on a portable device.

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