At Intersection of Cloud Storage/Transfer & Instant Messaging, Instacom’s a Unique Tool
“The Cloud” No Longer a Hot Topic Because It’s Common Knowledge at This Point
Cloud computing is widespread and growing at a rapid pace in corporate information management because it generally is less expensive and more efficient than using internal corporate resources....more
We have seen a rise in the number of start-ups offering cloud-based services and are reviewing an increasing number of SaaS or cloud-based software services contracts for our clients. Cloud computing may be a viable business...more
Every year, we survey Morrison & Foerster’s Global Sourcing Group lawyers around the world to create a snapshot of the current state of the global outsourcing market and to identify emerging trends that are likely to shape...more
Business leaders are under tremendous pressure to maximize the value of their company's IT and data. Staying on top of the ever-changing technology and tools available today can be daunting and give rise to complex legal...more
There is a storm on the horizon for providers of cloud-based services as states determine whether and how to tax these services. Service providers should act now to anticipate upcoming tax issues for their particular...more
When a cloud privacy breach occurs in Canada, what happens? In some cases, businesses are subject to mandatory breach notification requirements. This means that a privacy breach - whether as a result of a hacker, a lost USB...more
In this issue:
- Cookies, Clouds and Other Challenges – Retrospect and Prospect in Data Protection
- Employee Data Protection – What’s Down the Road?
- German Federal Supreme Court Decides Another...more
Originally Published in Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Magazine - Winter 2012.
The Promise and the Challenge. Organizations are able to leverage reliable internet connectivity to access quickly scalable...more
Security and privacy are the most frequently expressed concerns about cloud computing (defined for this article to include software as a service, platform as a service and storage as a service), but for companies that engage...more
In 2012, LinkedIn made headlines as a result of a significant data breach. The passwords and email addresses of over 6 million LinkedIn users were hacked and posted online. Encryption and security was improved by LinkedIn in...more
Why do you need to act urgently even if you feel your data handling is compliant?
If you are a US headquartered company do you need to bother with these new EU laws and significant changes proposed?...more
Cloud Security According to Dr. Seuss -
The budget was tight.
For hardware we could not pay.
So we sat around thinking
All that cold, cold, wet day.
I sat there with Sally
In This Issue:
- A Baker's Dozen of Significant Changes From the HIPAA/HITECH Rule
1. Business Associates and Subcontractors
2. Breach Notification
3. Covered Entity Organizational Structures
Instacom President Sheldon Waters and his team at LegalTech New York 2013 were actually stationed directly next to LXBN at LegalTech and, when I heard about the unique nature of his product, I wanted to be sure we shared that...more
Nicole Black, Director of Business Development and Community Relations at MyCase, had an interesting theory for why talk about the cloud seemed to be down at LegalTech New York 2013: maybe everyone already understands what it...more
As we have reported in this blog, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released final regulations containing modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and...more
The following blog article is drawn from the upcoming book Cloud Computing Deskbook, which is set to be released by Thomson Reuters West next summer. Cloud Computing Deskbook covers the legal and regulatory aspects of cloud...more
On 7 February, the European Commission (EC) published an EU Cyber Security Strategy encompassing a proposed Directive on Network and Information Security (NIS Directive). The aim of the Strategy and NIS Directive is to...more
Cloud computing has become an increasingly popular option for businesses to cheaply and efficiently manage their data systems. Businesses interested in utilizing these services should be cautious, however, when entering into...more
Cloud computing and data outsourcing has been embraced by many Canadian companies. In a recent poll, the adoption rate of cloud-based services by Canadian businesses experienced one of the highest year-over-year increases....more
Originally published in BNA’s Banking Report on January 8, 2013.
The rapid growth in the availability and sophistication of cloud computing services — on-demand, scalable information technology services provided over the...more
The new “hot” term among cutting edge lawyers is “cloud data” compliance. As always, experts often confuse an issue in an attempt to make it impenetrable to clients. It is a sophisticated marketing ploy used by the legal...more
As customers continue to embrace Software as a Service (SAAS) solutions that are hosted in the cloud, rather than traditional software solutions that are loaded onto and hosted on the customer's own environment, they should...more
Megaupload Ltd. is alleged to have disseminated copyright protected movies and music and US prosecutors now have the task of gaining access to the company’s servers in a bid to prove their case....more
President Obama's re-election, a newly active NLRB, and important decisions pending before the Supreme Court promise to make 2013 an interesting year in labor and employment law – domestically and internationally. Here is a...more
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