Choose Site
TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
Please join us on February 25 for the next installment of the Morgan Lewis M&A Academy
Morgan Lewis has recently issued several LawFlashes on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, providing a number of resources for businesses across the globe dealing with various compliance challenges and unanswered questions.
Are you about to sign a service agreement with a third-party service provider under which it will access and use technology of your company? Have you checked your applicable third-party contracts to see if you need any consents?
Please join us on February 18 for the next installment of the Morgan Lewis M&A Academy, where technology, outsourcing, and commercial transactions partner Doneld G. Shelkey, litigation partner Ezra D. Church, and labor and employment partner Pulina Whitaker will discuss key privacy and security issues in both corporate and commercial contexts. 
The UK government has indicated that the UK’s approach to public procurement will fundamentally change post-Brexit. While it remains to be seen whether such a fundamental change will be possible in practice, the UK government’s pronouncements clearly suggest that change is on the way, which will most likely provide a less prescriptive framework for UK contracting authorities to follow.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) published a report on January 27 outlining various industry practices and approaches to managing and combating cybersecurity risks and maintaining operation resiliency. The OCIE observed these practices through conducting thousands of examinations, and hopes that organizations can use the report to enhance their own cybersecurity preparedness and operational resiliency.
Washington may be the next state to enact its own data privacy law after a bill was introduced into the Washington State Senate earlier this month. Known as the Washington Privacy Act, the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Reuven Carlyle, stated at a press conference that lawmakers had reached “95 percent agreement in principle on the core elements of the bill.”
The US–China trade deal signed on January 15 aims to strengthen intellectual property protection for US intellectual property holders.
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, cybersecurity journalist Catherine Stupp drew attention to the massive surge in internet-connected devices expected to be in use by the end of 2020.
The terms “reseller” and “distributor” are often used interchangeably to describe entities that purchase goods or services from a manufacturer and then distribute or resell such goods or services to retailers and consumers. However, there are some key differences between a distributor and a reseller and important issues to consider in agreements with resellers and distributors.