Title: Information technology and the law

Authors: Henk A. Ritsema

Addresses: Faculty of Management and Organization, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands

Abstract: The use of new information technologies can create several sorts of problems and difficulties of a legal nature, for example those relating to intellectual property rights, threats to the security of systems and data, and product liability. This raises questions of the protection of the company|s interests on the one hand, and protection of the individual|s interests on the other. The author argues that a successful strategy for managing information technology must make due consideration of the legal aspects.

Keywords: information technology; intellectual property rights; data protection; computer system security; product liability; legal protection; legal strategies; technology management; information management; law.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1989.026013

International Journal of Technology Management, 1989 Vol.4 No.4/5, pp.551 - 562

Published online: 26 May 2009 *

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