Today, many website developers do not prioritize the condition of their company because they do not want to lose that juicy offer. They either neglect or refuse to carry out certain measures that can help to boost the credibilty of their company and maintain a sustainable business for a long period of time.

It is pertinent to note that failure to carry out legal compliance for your company can make you lose lots of money, even in millions.

Here are 5 legal compliance checklist that can must employ to help you boost the credibilty of your business ;

1. Intellectual Property Rights: Be mindful of every contents, images logos, etc that you create and for other people’s contents that you make use of, ensure that you have the necessary rights to use them. Also, where a contract is involved, ensure that the contract is valid and clear provisions in respect of the ownership of the intellectual property rights are included during the project.  

2. Contractual Agreements: For every contract agreement that you must involve yourself, ensure that the terms of the contract are clear and there are no ambiguities. Ensure that you understand all the terms and conditions. And, most importantly, employ the services of a good lawyer and involve your lawyer before signing any agreements so that you will shoot yourself in the leg. 

3. Cyber Security Measures: Regularly update the passwords on all the gadgets that you use in your company and protect your websites from cyber threats. Ensure that you encrypt all your company’s data and update all your software applications for their best performance.

4. Compliance measures: For your e-commerce website, comply with all tax regulations and laws relating to online sales, such as consumer protection laws, payment security standards (PCI DSS). Also, comply with all laws regarding online marketing and disclosures. 

At Abilegal Barristers and Solicitors, we offer services regarding online transactions and e-commerce.

5. Data Protection and Privacy: Secure all data including the company and personal data of your clients. Ensure that you comply with all data protection laws and implement privacy policies with relevant data protection regulations, such as GDPR, CCPA, or other applicable regulations.

Written by:

Ekundayo Ifedayo

Graduate Legal Intern.