If you’re a SaaS vendor or provider located in the United States and contemplating doing business deals, transactions or licensing of your services or applications in Europe or the EU there are some legal issues and implications you need to be aware of before entering into any such contracts and agreements. Just because there are very few regulatory issues and laws on the books here in the US dealing countrywide with privacy and data laws pertaining to SaaS doesn’t translate to doing business the same way in the EU. Also, you should not assume that just because English is spoken in London that you don’t have to comply with any European data privacy laws.
SaaS lawyer Andrew S. Bosin located in New Jersey outside of New York City helps US SaaS providers navigate strict privacy and data protection laws that are on the books in the EU. Specifically, SaaS companies doing business in Europe and collecting personal information from EU residents must comply with EU General Data Protection Regulation Directive 95/46/EC and laws implementing that Directive that regulate the processing of Personal Data and special categories of data as such terms are defined in that Directive.
Andrew assists US SaaS, cloud and web based providers and vendors in countries such as England, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
If you’re a SaaS company and trying to figure out legally how to prepare to do business in Europe I would recommend at a minimum doing the following:
- Explore and look into your SaaS service or application being hosted by a cloud managed service provider located in the EU;
- Enter into SaaS agreements with European clients that incorporate and deal with EU Data Protection Regulation Directive 95/46/EC;
- In addition to obtaining legal advice, you should seek out the services of a company that deals specifically with protecting the personal information of EU residents to help comply with the GDPR.
- Draft an EU Data Processing Agreement and display it visibly on your website.
- Consult with your commercial business insurance company to make sure you have adequate coverage for doing business in the EU.
Andrew drafts, writes, structures, reviews and negotiates SaaS agreements, SaaS contracts, SaaS subscription agreements, SaaS licensing agreements, Master Service Agreements, Enterprise Customer Service Agreements, Software as a Service cloud based managed services agreements & contracts, value-added re-seller agreements, technology transactions, technology agreements, technology license agreements, technology licensing agreements, technology contracts, acceptable use policies, website terms and conditions and privacy policies, licensing agreements, EU data processing agreements protecting personal data under the General Directive Protection Regulation (GDPR), European SaaS subscription agreements, software licensing agreements and software application development agreements.
Software as a Service (SaaS) Attorney Lawyer Andrew S. Bosin is located in New Jersey just outside of New York City and has a nationwide SaaS Law Firm serving clients all across the United States in New Jersey, New York, Buffalo, Queens, Manhattan, New York City, Westchester County, Islip, Oyster Bay, Rochester, Utica, New Rochelle, Tonawanda, White Plains, Binghamton, Saratoga Springs, Rockland County, Brooklyn, Long Island, Albany, Syracuse, Suffolk County, Nassau County, Bronx, Staten Island, Allentown, Scranton, Lancaster, Harrisburg, State College, College Station, Boston, Hartford, Providence, Connecticut, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas, Florida, Ohio, California, Austin, Texas, Maryland, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, San Antonio, Austin, San Diego, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Houston, Salt Lake City, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Provo, Portland, San Jose, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Broward County, Dade County, Newark, Delaware, College Park, MD, Cook County, Phoenix, Denver, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Nashville, Memphis, Kansas City, Raleigh, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Boise, Eugene, Manchester, Burlington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Rhode Island, Boca Raton, Arlington, Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, Reston, McLean, Cambridge, Quincy, Riverside, San Bernadino, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore, Sacramento, Cincinnati, Orlando, Las Vegas, Round Rock, San Marcos, Louisville, Richmond, Tempe, Southbend, Bloomington, Knoxville, Oxford, Tuscon, Long Beach, Ames, Ft. Collins, Lawrence, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Champaign, Oklahoma City, Birmingham, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Mobile, Alabama, Utah, Washington, Seattle, Oregon, Portland, Eugene, Sacramento, Pittsburgh, Wake County, King County, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, San Mateo County, Contra Costa County, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Mecklenburg County, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Boynton Beach, Chicagoland, Orange County, Palo Alto, Harris County, Ft. Worth, Milwaukee, Oakland, Irvine, Rutgers, Albuquerque, Fresno, Newark, Honolulu, Tucson, El Paso, Mesa, Witchita, Virginia Beach, Aurora, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Riverside, Lexington, South Bend, Greensboro, Plano, Toledo, Lincoln, Jersey City, Hoboken, New Brunswick, Durham, Delray Beach, Madison, Reno, Norfolk, Lubbock, Scottsdale, Irving, Baton Rouge, Boise City, Iowa, Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Spokane, Waco, Columbia, Missouri, Tarrant County, Bucks County, Lehigh County, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Burlington, Portland, Maine, Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Cambridge, United States, (US), USA, Europe, European, EU, European Union, EMEA, London, Paris, UK, England, Dublin, Scotland, Edinborough, Amsterdam, Germany, Munich, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Spain, Austria, Vienna, Canadian, Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Vancouver, British Columbia, Regina, Edmonton, Alberta, Calgary, Mexico City, Iceland, Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Switzerland, Portgual, Brussels, Belgium, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Haifa, Israel, Turkey, Luxembourg City, Latvia, Riga, Estonia, Denmark, Poland, Warsaw, Lithuania, Budapest, Croatia, Australia, Australian, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, India, Bangalore, Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.