Davenport Evans Business and Cyber Law attorney Ashley G. Blake appeared on KELO NewsTalk Radio 1320 AM/107.9 FM July 18 to discuss Cyber Law.  The interview was part of an on-going news segment called “It’s Your Business,” with Bill Zortman, which features local business people discussing topics of interest relating to general business, medicine, and agriculture.

KELO NewsTalk Cyber Law Podcast with Ashley Blake

Minimizing Your Business’s Website Liability

Websites are an important part of doing business in today’s marketplace. They serve as a digital front desk, providing contact information and an introduction to a company’s products and services. A website can entice consumers with catalog imagery, testimonials and blogs, videos and podcasts. With a few bells and whistles, customers can purchase a company’s goods through a secured payment system or submit and store confidential data through an online portal. With each layer of online complexity comes a new opportunity for risk.  Adding a well-drafted privacy policy and terms and conditions of use to your website can help minimize your liability risk.

How is data collected through your website? How will it be used or shared? Will data be collected from children? What, if any, control do customers have over their data? These important questions are answered by a privacy policy. Terms and conditions of use, on the other hand, can be used to limit liability for website hacks or viruses, set venue and governing law so a business does not have to litigate everywhere their users are located, and take measures to protect website content, among other things.

A privacy policy, in addition to a website’s terms and conditions, should be drafted by an attorney with experience in Cyber Law. Click on the podcast band above to learn more about Cyber Law protections for your business, from Davenport Evans lawyer Ashley Blake.

Contact our e-Commerce, Internet and Cyber Law attorneys: Dixie K. HiebKeith A. GauerTiffany M. Miller, and Ashley G. Blake.

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the State’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit www.dehs.com.