INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DATA PRIVACY LAW

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND DATA PRIVACY LAW

Use of the internet as a method of carrying out e-commerce activities is widespread in Cyprus and an increasing number of people are coming to appreciate the benefits of using Cyprus, a bridge between Europe and the Middle East, as a base for businesses carrying out such activities. As the largest and only truly specialised Cyprus law firm, Elias Neocleous & Co LLC can offer advice and assistance on everything needed to establish and maintain an e-business in Cyprus, from regulatory advice to dealing with the relevant regulatory authorities.

The lawyers in our e-business law team are experienced in all areas of Cyprus law which affect e-business, including IT aspects of all practice areas, cryptography, electronic signatures, regulation of electronic payments, data protection and security, direct marketing and intellectual property as well as consumer protection issues including the sale of goods, unfair contract terms in consumer contracts, unfair trade practices, product safety and liability, consumer warranties, long distance contracts, and rights and obligations under electronic contracts.

We also take pride in having contributed to the development of the current legislative framework for e-commerce in Cyprus, having acted as Cyprus legal consultants in the project for the formulation of a national strategy and legal framework for an electronic commerce study for the Cyprus government Planning Bureau. In this project we advised on all legal matters relevant to e-commerce and consumer protection under Cyprus law for the purposes of harmonisation with EU law and implementation of an appropriate legal framework for e-commerce.

Our services include:

Legal advice on:

  • Compliance with data protection laws
  • Collection and use of personal data
  • Export of personal data to countries outside the EEA
  • Direct marketing activities
  • Electronic commerce
  • Consumer protection laws (distance selling, consumer rights etc)
  • Electronic signatures
  • Cybercrime

Reviewing and drafting of documents:

  • Privacy policies, documentation and procedures
  • Binding Corporate Rules and Model Clauses
  • Terms and conditions of use of websites and applications
  • Contracts for the sale of goods and services

Assistance in dealing with the relevant authorities:

  • Preparing notifications of processing activities and submitting them to the Data Protection Commissioner’s Office
  • Legal representation before:
    • Data protection authorities, such as the Commissioner for the Protection of Personal Data
    • Consumer protection authorities such as the Consumer Protection Service of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism
    • Police Cybercrime Unit
    • Courts and alternative dispute resolution bodies
    • Third parties and legal representatives

We invite you to download our General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brochure available here.

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