Technology & Sourcing News - September 2013 (Global)

Procurement and Public Sector Equality Duty Review - On 6 September 2013, the Minister for Women and Equalities published a statement on the outcome of the review.

Mobile banking - supporting an innovative and secure market - The FCA issues an interim report on the potential risks in using mobile phones for banking and payments.

Indemnities and contractual defences - In the recent case of Tullow Uganda v Heritage Oil a notification obligation was found not to be a condition precedent.

EU to have a single telecom services market by 2014 - Here we pass comment on the impact and scope of recent European Commission proposals.

Also in this issue…..

'Wandering Clouds' - Emerging trends in Cloud services contracts - Kit Burden offers his highly practical insights into the way in which Cloud services contracts have developed.

New Belgian data retention legislation for telecom operators - This article discusses the storage requirements of the new legislation and the rules applicable to data transfers.

Big data, big issues? Is Australian privacy law keeping up? - The recent amendments to the Australian Privacy Act have sparked discussions about the use and control of 'Big Data', as explained and evaluated by Alec Christie.

The most ambitious plan in 26 years of telecoms market reform? No way!… - says Mike Conradi, as he discusses the EC's claim in the context of the actual changes proposed by the new regulation.

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