TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
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).
A recent article in CIO magazine highlights the potential security risks posed by using USB thumb drives.
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.
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.
The European Commission (the Commission) recently issued a press release recognizing the potential of data collection and exploitation (or "big data") and urging governments to embrace the positive aspects of big data.
Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which sets forth guidelines for and places certain restrictions on sending "commercial electronic messages" (CEMs) to Canadian residents, is now in effect.