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The legal environment

Abstract:

As information consultancy seldom has a tangible product, it relies heavily on trust between client and provider. The most important ethical and legislative frames of this connection are liability (to minimise the likelihood of litigation), intellectual property, copyright and the code of ethical practice. The codes are mostly issued by organisations of information professionals and contain, among others, the subjects of competence, confidentiality, independence, remuneration and quality issues.

Key words

legislation

liability

copyright

code of ethical practice

The laws of the state, province or country in which you reside determine your options in terms of setting up shop. Engage the services of someone ...

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