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The term '''information technology law''' refers to an ever-growing field of law that focuses on those legal issues that arise from the emerging [[information]] society, which is driven by certain technologies like [[computer]]s, [[wireless]] communications and the [[Internet]]. The term is a successor to the term [[computer law]], which was used to describe the field for its first 40 years.
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The term '''information technology law''' refers to an ever-growing field of law that focuses on those legal issues that arise from the emerging [[information]] society, which is driven by certain technologies like [[computer]]s, [[wireless]] communications and the [[Internet]]. Topics encompassed within information technology law include: the protection of [[computer software]] and [[database]]s, information access and control, [[privacy]] and [[security]], [[Internet law]], and [[electronic commerce]].
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The term is a successor to the term [[computer law]], which was used to describe the field for its first 40 years.

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The term information technology law refers to an ever-growing field of law that focuses on those legal issues that arise from the emerging information society, which is driven by certain technologies like computers, wireless communications and the Internet. Topics encompassed within information technology law include: the protection of computer software and databases, information access and control, privacy and security, Internet law, and electronic commerce.

The term is a successor to the term computer law, which was used to describe the field for its first 40 years.

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