What is that?
In order for a company to be allowed to process a natural person's personal data, it is required that he or she has given voluntary consent. This must be clear and distinct and can be designed in writing, orally and digitally. If the consent is given orally, however, it must be documented through, for example, sound recording in order to be considered valid. If personal data is processed in violation of the GDPR (which is the law that applies to the processing of personal data), the company can be fined up to 4% of the company's total global turnover or SEK 200 million.
A consent to the processing of personal data means that the company that has obtained the consent is given the right to process the person in question's personal data. This can be done by e.g. collect personal information, register members, store personal information or disclose personal information to a third party. The purpose of personal data management must be clearly stated in the consent, there are several purposes, all of which must be stated.
How does it work?
Before a person gives consent to the processing of personal data, he or she must be given information on how the personal information will be processed. Failure to do so will result in the consent being classified as invalid. Consent must be voluntary, clear and precise.
When the consent has been drawn up, it must be signed by the person whose personal data applies. If the person whose personal data is valid for 13 years, it is instead his or her guardian who must sign the document. It must then be handed over to the company to which the consent has been given. In order to be able to prove that a consent has actually been given, it is important that the company keeps the consent. The same applies to the person who has given the consent, in this way it can be checked that the information that is processed actually corresponds with the consent that has been given.
A confidentiality agreement is a legal agreement between two or more parties that undertakes not to disseminate information covered by the agreement to any third party. The purpose of the agreement is to protect certain information from public knowledge.
A confidentiality agreement is often drawn up in connection with employment or other types of business relationships. With a confidentiality agreement, an employer or entrepreneur can secure company information and thereby avoid, for example, financial or technical information, customer lists and the like being disseminated to the public. If a confidentiality agreement is not drawn up, there is nothing to prevent someone who has accessed sensitive company information from disseminating it further, which can have devastating consequences for the company to which the information relates.
What does confidentiality mean?
Confidentiality means information that is not to be disclosed and acquires the character of a public document. If a task is classified, the persons assigned information about the task have a duty of confidentiality. They are therefore prohibited from disseminating the information.
Different types of confidentiality agreements
Confidentiality agreements can be either unilateral or reciprocal. The difference between them is whether only one or both parties to the contract have a duty of confidentiality. If one party is to provide information to the other, which he is to keep secret, a unilateral secrecy agreement must be drawn up. Should instead both parties share confidential information with each other, a mutual confidentiality agreement shall be established.
How does it work?
There are no specific formal requirements regarding confidentiality agreements, i.e. requirements that must be met for the agreement to be considered valid. Both oral and written agreements are valid, but to avoid any disputes, written is preferred.
To keep in mind when drafting a confidentiality agreement is first and foremost who is to be covered by the agreement and thus the duty of confidentiality. Furthermore, the background to the secrecy should be stated, i.e. why the information should be classified, as well as the cooperation, i.e. what is to be classified. Should any person, at e.g. a company that is a contracting party, the secrecy should be excluded, this should also be stated.
In order to avoid any future dispute, each party should, after signing, each keep a copy of the agreement. If any party violates what has been agreed in a secrecy agreement, he may, provided that it is stated in the agreement, be fined, i.e. be required to pay a penalty. Damages may also be relevant.
A personal data policy that is established for a website functions as an internal set of rules and regulates how the website in question stores and handles visitors' personal data. Since the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in 2018, higher requirements have been set for how personal data processing may take place.
What is that?
Personal information is all information that can be linked either directly or indirectly to a specific person. Direct personal data can alone identify a person, while an indirect personal data together with others can identify a person.
Examples of information that is often classified as personal within the meaning of the GDPR are name, social security number, address, telephone number, photos and e-mail address.
Direct personal data includes e.g. name and social security number while e.g. IP address and place of residence are counted as indirect personal data.
Personal data policy
All websites that handle personal data must do so in line with the GDPR. One of the basic requirements for handling personal data is that consent is obtained from the person in question. A consent must be informative and a website visitor must be able to easily find out how personal data is processed there, why a policy should be established.
A personal data policy must clarify what personal data the website collects and stores, how it is used, how visitors have control over this and how one can get in touch with the owner of the website in question.
How does it work?
A personal data policy, for the website, must be established by all companies and authorities that have a website that handles personal data.
A personal data policy for a website constitutes an internal set of rules for how personal data will be processed. It must be clear, specific and easily accessible. Once the policy has been established, it must be published on the website so that it is accessible to all visitors.
A license agreement gives a person permission to use another person's intellectual property rights, such as e.g. patent or trademark.
What is that?
Intellectual property law regulates the right to protection of various types of intellectual property such as inventions, literary and artistic works. The meaning of intellectual property protection is that the inventor / creator of the intellectual property owns the exclusive right to it.
There are several different license agreements and a license can be granted for all products and services in the field of intellectual property law. License agreements can be divided into patent licenses, know-how licenses, trademark licenses and copyright licenses.
By establishing a license agreement, another person can be given the right to use the intangible property in exchange for compensation. The agreement then regulates the conditions for how such use is to take place. A license can be either simple or exclusive. A simple license means that the licensee is allowed to use the intellectual property, but without an exclusive right, while an exclusive license entails an exclusive right.
How does it work?
A license agreement is established between the licensor, e.g. an inventor or patent holder, and the licensee, i.e. the person to be given the right of use of an intellectual property property. The ownership of the right to be licensed remains with the licensor.
There is no direct law that regulates license agreements, but the parties can more or less formulate this freely. However, the license agreement must state the parties and their contact information, both companies and private individuals can be parties to the agreement. Furthermore, the intellectual property property must be presented together with the conditions that shall apply when using the intellectual property right. The conditions should include include the parties' responsibilities, what compensation is to be paid, what happens in the event of a breach of contract and the contract period. Regarding the latter, the parties can either agree that the license shall run for a specified period or indefinitely.
When the agreement has been drawn up, it must be signed by the parties, each party must then keep its own copy.
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