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TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
A growing trend in the fitness industry is the use of wearable electronic devices to track personal health and training information, such as sleeping patterns, heart rate, running speed, calories burned, current location, and distance and route traveled.
New Jersey’s Opportunity to Compete Act (OTCA), which restricts an employer's ability to make hiring decisions on the basis of an applicant's criminal background, was signed into law on August 11. A recent LawFlash by Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice provides an overview of the OTCA—the latest in a wave of "ban the box" legislation that is sweeping the United States—and its implications for employers.
Outsourcing stakeholders should check out Deloitte's 2014 Global Outsourcing and Insourcing Survey . The survey results highlight what the future may hold for companies across several business functions and provide “insight into client executives' plans and perceptions related to the outsourcing industry.” Key findings include the following: Growth is predicted for outsourcing across all functions surveyed (ranging from 12% to 26%).
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council recently published new guidance supporting PCI Data Security Standard 3.0 (PCI DSS 3.0). This guidance was released to help merchants reduce the risk of compromising payment card data when engaging third parties as service providers (e.g., call centers and e-commerce payment providers).
As outsourcing service providers and customers become more mature, a larger number of customers are relying on multiple service providers for services that were traditionally provided by one provider as part of a larger outsourcing transaction.
With facilities management outsourcing on the rise, we are seeing an increase in inquiries from customers about how to contract for these services.
A recent article in CIO magazine highlights the potential security risks posed by using USB thumb drives.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the government agency charged with promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing technology, recently published a list of 65 forensic challenges associated with cloud-based environments.
Gone are the days when parental consent meant a signed permission slip—in the realm of data collection from children through the Web, parental consent takes on a whole new look.
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently published a nonexhaustive checklist of questions for regulated firms to consider when outsourcing critical information technology (IT) services.