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TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
As companies increasingly experience data breaches, we’d like to remind clients of some resources to guide them through their initial response to such a breach.
On October 6, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released a factsheet outlining proposed rules aimed at protecting broadband consumers’ privacy, which would apply to internet service providers (ISPs) and cover data collection, usage, security, and breach notification.
As of September 30, Russian state authorities now reject tender submissions for supply of certain foreign electronic equipment if there are two concurrent submissions for supply of locally produced equipment. The ban applies to 113 types of equipment, including personal computers, printers, memory cards, mobile and landline phones, TV sets, cameras, microphones, and cash and ATM machines.
As part of our Sourcing and Technology Lunchtime Series, partners Michael Pillion and Peter Watt-Morse recently spoke during their webinar “The Next Frontier: How Robots and Automation are Changing Outsourcing and Technology Agreements.”
Senator Mark Warner of Virginia recently sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) expressing concern over the potential explosion of collection, storage, and usage of children’s personal information in connection with the Internet of Things (IoT), including mobile apps and so-called “smart toys.” In the letter, Senator Warner noted that the scope and duration of data collection is expanding rapidly, enabled by the falling cost of digital storage and internet connectivity, and “more and more Internet-connected devices are making their way into children’s hands.” Thus, seemingly simple everyday purchases—such as toys—could raise complex privacy and safety issues that consumers may struggle with or not fully comprehend.
According to a recent Everest Group report , large application outsourcing in the banking sector is surging to record levels.
Most website and mobile application operators are aware of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), but did you know that California has enacted additional data privacy protection measures for minors?
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently filed an action in the US District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the constitutionality of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
When we last discussed the application of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to websites ( see our April 2015 post ), the US Department of Justice (DOJ) appeared primed to propose the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA as the standard required for public accommodations in the private/non-government sector.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued an enforcement policy statement and accompanying guidance addressing deceptively formatted “native advertising” in digital media.