Legal Implications of Bug

October 1999
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct99, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p6
Trade Publication
The issuance of a warning to businesses by Action 2000 in Great Britain aims to protect them against the technical and legal problems posed by the Millenium Bug. Businesses could find themselves facing litigation if the effects of the bug prevent them from fulfilling a contract, if their systems are linked to another business and cause failure and disruption. The extent of the effect of the Millenium bug ranges from contracts to regulation, licensing to auditing, administration to health and safety, product liability to occupier's liability. Action 2000 issued a five-point checklist to help businesses protect themselves from litigation which can drain management time and funds.


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