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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How do you become a high growth digital technology business attracting investors and corporate clients?

What we do at PAIL is assist start-ups that already have a product and are revenue generating but are still looking to make that transition to corporate clients or to take investor funding. This transition is not an easy one. If your business has largely been done by employing people-per-hour consultants on a pay as you go basis or writing your contracts yourself, it is difficult to navigate the complexity of licensing technology to a corporation as all of them have rigorous procurement processes. One of the major validation concerns of corporations and investors is the longevity of your business model i.e. are you a here today and gone tomorrow. Apart from ensuring legal compliance we offer insight into how a business can be better prepared from generating revenue to being a high growth business. We are fortunate enough to represent a few such businesses. Are you feeling the itch to make the shift from selling to consumers and SME’s to acquiring corporate clients and institutional investors?

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Illegal website products

Illegal website products – Can I legally sell any products on my website?

Whether you are building an online market place (e.g. a platform for buying and selling electronic goods for which you charge a fee), or an ecommerce or ebusiness platform (e.g. you are selling electronic goods directly to the consumer or supplying other businesses), illegal website products should be a consideration for you. You need to know what you can sell and why you are prohibited from selling certain products.

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United States Data Transfers

United States data transfers as well as other transfers of personal data outside of the EEA are tightly controlled, our focus is on transfers to US cloud servers.

At the moment managers responsible for information security and data protection throughout the European Economic Area including the UK are looking at how to solve a new challenge regarding privacy. This is due to the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) in case C-362/14 of Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner handed down on the 06th October 2015.

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Starting up an online fashion retail business

Make sure you know the exact target market for your product. This is a priority because it will shape your branding and visual aesthetics. It will assist you in any marketing campaigns or promotions tactics you employ to boost sales. You should take legal advice for any promotion or marketing campaign. If it includes a digital aspect you should ensure that the lawyer you use has some specialisation in digital.

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