This Practice Note examines the key issues relevant to outsourcing data centre services. It discusses the main types of data centre service models and the factors to consider when choosing a supplier, namely security, data, technology, service descriptions and service levels, business continuity, encryption, supplier due diligence, contracting issues and ongoing management.
This Practice Note covers the principles for handling personal data that form the core of the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (EU GDPR) and the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR), and which are set out in Article 5 of each of the GDPR regimes. The principles include: the lawfulness, fairness and transparency principle, the purpose limitation principle, the data minimisation principle, the accuracy principle, the storage limitation principle, the integrity and confidentiality principle (which relates to data security) and the accountability principle.
This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It provides information on the position under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). It is for background information only.
This Practice Note explains the key issues relevant to the drafting and negotiation of provisions relating to fees, expenses and disbursements in software development and integration agreements. It covers software development methodologies, key development obligations, methods to determine fees, inflation adjustments, expenses and disbursements, tax and duties, late payment and revenue recognition.
This Practice Note examines the contract process around subcontracting in major technology services deals. It explains the prime/subcontractor model and covers the key stages of choosing a subcontractor and involving the subcontractor in the contracting process, and also the main considerations and provisions when drafting and negotiating the subcontract and prime contract.
This Practice Note explains the key legal and practical issues involved in using framework agreements for services. It explains what framework agreements are, the reasons for using these types of agreements (or not) and points to consider when drafting a framework agreement.
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