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Information and Communication Technology

Today’s businesses are developing new, efficient, and innovative ways of sourcing IT and communications products and services. ALTIUS’ ICT team has a wealth of experience in managing all the legal, regulatory and operational risks that you might face in this rapidly changing landscape.

Our ICT team is mainly focused on the following four practices: computer law, data protection law, internet law and telecom law.

While our first objective is to help you anticipate – and prevent – legal risks, we also have extensive ICT-related litigation experience, representing several clients in disputes regarding software contracts, ISPs’ liability, etc.

We assist hardware manufacturers, software and app developers, system integrators, e-commerce players, telecommunication operators and suppliers of other ICT-related services, such as cloud, outsourcing, consulting, support and maintenance services.

We take a hands-on approach, advising not just on the letter of the law, but also making practical, creative suggestions for you to consider. We assist you in assessing all the legal risks and helping you identify opportunities and capitalising on them.

How we can help

Computer Law

  • Software development
  • Software licensing
  • SaaS/ASP
  • Software transfer
  • Software distribution
  • Service level agreements (SLA)
  • Escrow
  • ICT consultancy
  • Outsourcing
  • Maintenance and support
  • Localisation of foreign ICT agreements under Belgian laws
  • (Pre-) bid agreements in ICT tenders
  • ICT public procurement law
  • ERP

Data Protection

  • Data protection audit
  • Data processor agreement
  • Data transfer
  • Data protection policy
  • Notification to data protection authority
  • Security measures
  • Right to be forgotten
  • Direct marketing

Internet Law

  • E-commerce, including mobile commerce
  • Cloud computing
  • On-line intermediaries, including search engines
  • Trade practices and consumer protection
  • On-line advertising/marketing
  • E-signature
  • E-invoicing

Telecoms Law

  • Trade practices and consumer protection
  • Data retention
  • Cooperation with the criminal justice authorities
  • MVNO

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