IP | Trend: Data in the Cloud is the Next Big Storm?
In a relatively short time period, the direct costs of document storage have dropped precipitously, and cloud-based document storage has become ubiquitous. Clearly, this is a wave of the future. But a recent settlement...more
As businesses increasingly store and access confidential information in the cloud, questions arise as to how to safeguard a company’s private data once it becomes part of an external computing network. Standards for...more
Not coincidentally, on July 21, 2015, Wired Magazine published an article with groundbreaking evidence of hacking a car wirelessly, and Senators Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation...more
The High Court has quashed the Personal Copies for Private Use Regulations (the Regulations)2 which amended the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (the Act) to introduce section 28B, with prospective effect. This follows...more
On July 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a substantial settlement with St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC). Under the terms of the settlement, the hospital...more
On July 20, the Department of the Treasury published a Notice and Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking comment on various aspects of online marketplace lending, including –
- the business models and products offered...more
Predictions suggest that the global market for cloud computing services should reach $118 billion by the end 2015 and climb as high as $200 billion by 2018. Although the cloud computing industry continues to be in its...more
A compilation of time-sensitive and trending legal and regulatory issues that general counsels and business leaders should be aware of in 2015.
Employers Should be Aware of Multigenerational Workforce Risk -
I. Purpose of this Guidance Document and How to Apply -
This document is intended to be used by decision makers in the MUSH Sector when considering using cloud services....more
There is no doubt cloud computing has delivered multiple benefits to the IT organization. However, without proper management and controls, these benefits could become a non-trivial expense to the organization. In a Wall...more
The recent showdown over renewal of certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act (often called simply the Patriot Act) and the subsequent enactment of the USA Freedom Act have raised a number of questions about the ongoing...more
Addressing the subject-matter eligibility of a business-method patent for scanning receipts, encrypting the data, and then transmitting it to a cloud server, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) concluded that...more
In this Presentation:
- Chocolate, Cookies, Coffee and Biscuits
- Privacy, Legislation, Underworld behaviour
- Even manufacturers have secrets to protect!
- Invention, 1%’ers and...more
A new ruling by the City of Chicago, the Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax Ruling #12 (June 9, 2015), takes a broad view of how its whopping 9 percent tax applies to cloud-based services. Providers of information...more
Wondering about outsourcing your data to the U.S.? What follows is an update to one of our most popular posts: Outsourcing by Canadian Companies: Another Look at the USA PATRIOT Act, originally written in January 2013....more
Let’s say you provide web-based software in a SaaS subscription model. What if your reseller or strategic business partner works against you to redesign and reverse engineer your software so they can launch a competing...more
The new guidance addresses the New York sales and use tax treatment of cloud computing services.
On April 14, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (the Department) issued Advisory...more
On May 15, 2015, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance released Advisory Opinion TSB-A-15(2)S which concluded that sales of certain cloud computing services are not subject to New York State sales and use tax....more
On May 15, 2015, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance determined in Advisory Opinion TSB-A-15(2)S that the sale of certain cloud computing services were not subject to New York State sales and use tax. The Advisory...more
There is an interesting article in today’s Wall Street Journal about the impending shortage of IPv4 IP addresses (forcing tech companies and cloud providers to scramble to secure the remaining stock for U.S. users) and the...more
For American companies doing business abroad, it is time—past time, in fact—to consider how and where you are storing your data. If you answered “in the cloud,” you need to do some probing, stat. ...more
Further to the EU Commission communication on “Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe” the Commission adopted a European Cloud Computing Strategy (you can find more information here) which is also based on a...more
In This Issue: Megatrends and Developments, Business Activity Taxes, Transaction Taxes, Other Issues...
Welcome to the sixteenth edition of The Construction Advantage! In our latest issue, we thought we would throw a curve ball, in honor of the beginning of baseball season. Construction Law Group Chair Michael Bosse highlights...more
This week, the HIPAA FAQ series continues with another topic about business associate agreements (BAAs). As most Covered Entities and Business Associates know, in the event that a Covered Entity utilizes a service provider...more
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