manage cyber risk

5 Ways To Help Your Business Manage Cyber Risk

Linkilaw Internet Security

Removing geographical borders as a result of advancements in digital technology is great for business but, according to a recent government report, 81% of large UK businesses and 60% of small companies suffered a cyber risk last year. Latest figures indicate that data breaches have become more frequent with 74% of small organisations and 90% of large enterprises being affected …

data protection

4 Things Business Owners Typically Overlook With Data Protection

Linkilaw Internet Security

If your business processes personal data such as names, addresses, contact details, academic backgrounds and employment records of clients, employees or any other person, then you have a legal obligation to data protection. The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) governs this area of law and aims to protect the privacy of a person when …

Privacy policy

How A Privacy Policy Can Protect You & Your Users

Linkilaw Internet Security

Now more than ever, businesses are enthusiastically embracing the Internet as a medium to connect with regular users and engage with potential clients. Business websites will often publicly advertise services and qualities for marketing purposes, while withholding certain information can maintain a competitive edge. A privacy policy is not only important, it is necessary. Failure to create a privacy policy …

#LegalFails: Bad T&Cs Could Have Killed Instagram

Linkilaw Internet Security

  Do you ever read the online Terms and Conditions (T&Cs) when ordering your new pair of shoes or joining Instagram for the first time? Most of us don’t. By ticking the box, we bound ourselves by a number of rules and obligations that can put the company’s interest above ours. T&Cs are essential for any business. They provide protection …

The Internet of Things Legal Implications

Linkilaw Internet Security

These days it seems every gadget, device, and tool that we own has Internet capabilities. From smartphones to smartwatches, no matter what we interact with now, there is an Internet interface. This technology has revolutionised the way that we connect to the world around us, but with a flood of new Internet gadgets that go beyond phones and computers, the …

How Online Services Have Democratised Legal Services

Linkilaw Business News, Company Law, Internet Security

The internet has completely changed the way business owners access legal information. Ten years ago and then even before that, there was nowhere near the amount of easy access to legal advice that there is today. We are proud to say that here at Linkilaw we play a role in delivering that information.     Being able to give business …

intellectual property

Is Your Intellectual Property Legally Protected?

Linkilaw Company Law, Intellectual Property, Internet Security

Intellectual property is often the core of a business. In fact, it’s often more than just property or some meaningless thing. It’s often an idea that’s crucial to the business’ success. If it becomes hijacked, then it drastically affects the profits and in worst cases, survival of that business. In today’s digital age more and more people have access to …

protect your intellectual property

Why You Need To Protect Your Intellectual Property

Linkilaw Company Law, Insurance Covers, Intellectual Property, Internet Security

All businesses need to be aware of intellectual property rights (“IPRs”) and take the necessary measures to protect them. Regardless of whether you are a multinational corporation or a recently established startup, you do have intellectual property. By making sure your IPRs are adequately safeguarded, you’re raising the value of your business. What Is IP? Intellectual property is virtually anything …