Today, 13th March, is an auspicious day in the history of computing; 20 years ago, British scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee, at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, ("CERN"), wrote his proposal for a system to enable physicists and other scientists to share information; this proposal for a common language and search facilities grew into the hypertext mark-up language ("HTML") language which forms the basis of today's worldwide web.  

Whilst much as changed in the worldwide web these basic principles of HTML remain unchanged and it is a testament to Berners-Lee and his colleagues that they were able to conceptualise and produce a methodology for worldwide information sharing which has stood the test of time.

Not much else has stood still in computers and technology and it is therefore essential for businesses to be aware of and conform to the most recent developments in business practice on the internet. For that reason businesses need legal advice which is aware not only of where things are but where they have been and where they may be going.