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TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
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.
With privacy and security obligations consuming more and more attention during contract negotiations, open-source issues seem almost an afterthought.
It was recently reported that thousands of websites—including www.whitehouse.gov—have been using advanced persistent tracking mechanisms unbeknownst to visitors and potentially in violation of the sites’ own privacy policies.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is urging Congress to pass legislation to bolster the country’s cyber defenses.
In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that the plaintiffs in a data theft case lacked standing when the only injury was an “increased likelihood” of becoming an identity theft victim.
Computer Weekly reported last week that Ben Barry of Coeus Consulting blogged that "There are some services which might be too important to outsource—service integration and management (SIAM) is one example.” Although we agree SIAM is important, the challenges and opportunities relating to service integration lead only to the following conclusion—SIAM is also too important to ignore.
Cloud services are all the rage, and the race is on to adopt this new technology, but what if we just sit back and gaze?