Law and New Technologies

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Law and New Technologies

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The Internet and new technologies have multiplied the business methods and possibilities available for companies and professionals. In this way, the Law should not be an obstacle, but rather a guide in the development and success of any online business project.

At Life Abogados, we advise you by finding appropriate solutions and providing legal security in digital settings.

We protect your brand, website, contents and intellectual property rights. We offer auditing services and consulting on personal data protection and privacy, e-commerce, online campaigns, technological start-ups, contracting of IT products and software development, among other things.

Cristina Bonal Fernández, practising lawyer since 1992 and expert in Technology Law and Information Society, is the head of this department.

E-commerce

We provide you with comprehensive advice on the development and opening of online shops/businesses and activities related to e-commerce, so they can be adapted to and comply with the Law on Services of the Information Society and E-commerce (LSSI-CE, Consumers and Users, Online Sales, Personal Data Protection, General Contracting Conditions), and with legal representation in case of conflict and/or claims:

  • We audit your shop, online store, company website: analysis of regulatory compliance, proposal of corrective measures, etc.
  • We help you to adapt your traditional business to online commerce.
  • We advise you on the creation of new projects/online shops:
    • Company-Commercial: company formation, bylaws, partner agreements, etc.
    • Taxation in online transactions and services.
    • Analysis and registration of trademarks, trade names and domain names.
    • Web design and development contract, including contents and intellectual property.
    • Purchasing processes, prior information, phases and payment methods.
    • Drawing up of general contracting conditions.
    • LOPD (Spanish Law on Data Protection) clauses, privacy policy and cookies.
    • Legal notice, terms of use and liability.
  • We help you with online campaigns and marketing, email and SMS marketing and compliance with the LOPD.
  • We advise you on branding and advertising campaigns, models (visibility, positioning, visits, registries, sales): we review and draft the contracts.
  • Counselling and legal defence against claims from customers and users: mediation, non-contractual negotiation and in-court representation.
  • We intervene before the Administrations (administrative infringement proceedings).

Data Protection

We have broad experience in data protection counselling and auditing for companies across a wide variety of sectors: healthcare, insurance, contact and customer service centres, telemarketing, real estate, communication agencies, tax-accounting consultancies, associations, etc. We offer:

    • Auditing, adaptation and implementation of provisions in current data protection laws.
    • Analysis, evaluation and adaptation to the new European Regulations on Data Protection (enforced since May 2018):
      • Data protection auditing from its planning and by default:
        • Evaluation of risks and impacts.
        • Measures appropriate to the nature, scope, context and risks of data processing.
        • Review of legal clauses: prior information, consent to, purposes and legitimate interest for collection, etc.
      • Data Protection Officer (DPO) services.
      • Data processors: contracts, contract clauses and legal documents in cases of outsourcing.
      • Non-disclosure agreements.
      • Disclosure and international transfer of data: protection level, adequate safeguards and safe harbour.
      • Actions before the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD): rights protection, infringement proceedings and, where applicable, in contentious-administrative procedures.
      • Drafting codes of conduct (associations, grouped entities): rules or specific standards.
      • Binding company rules for all the members of a business group.
  • Company IT policies and internal codes of conduct relating to the use by workers of a company’s electronic media.
  • LOPD/LSSI consultancy, commercial shipments, promotional and marketing campaigns.
  • Legal conformity of websites, apps, etc.
  • Training: lectures, seminars, courses adapted to the specific needs of the staff and business of each company.

Intellectual property

In order to ensure the launch and continuity of your company and to improve your competitive position, it is essential to protect your creations and copyrights, have the necessary licences, register your trademark, trade name and/or domain name and adopt preventive measures to protect them against misuse. This includes:

  • Protection of copyrights software and websites.
  • Custom development contracts.
  • Distribution agreements.
  • Software licences.
  • Contracts for the assignment of exploitation rights.
  • Registration, claim of rights and protection of trademarks, logos, trade names, designs and domain names.
  • Actions against the misappropriation of Intellectual property rights.
  • Defence in litigations on intellectual property, copyright infringement and unfair competition.

“Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.” (Richard Stallman)

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