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The ECJ heard arguments, this week, in the action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Safe Harbor should be declared invalid. The case was originally brought by Austrian law student, Max Schrems....more
As anyone who watches television knows, cloud computing is a term that is as ubiquitous as “scalable” and “software as a service.” The decision to utilize cloud technology offers many benefits. But for the business lawyer...more
Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct requires that all lawyers provide “competent representation to a client.” In August 2012, the ABA added new language to Model Rule 1.1, comment 8:
To maintain the...more
Law firms increasingly turn to “cloud services” for processing and storing confidential client information because of their greater flexibility and efficiency. Use of “the cloud,” however, outsources the administration,...more
Technological innovations in the digitization of information and communications have greatly changed the practice of law in the past decade and will undoubtedly continue to do so at an accelerating pace. While lawyers and law...more
If the Internet and social media have not already killed privacy, Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are likely to finish the job. As 91 percent of American consumers agreed in a recent Pew Research Center survey,...more
In the May 2014 issue of the Business Litigation Report, we discussed a hot topic in law and technology: cloud computing. That topic did not cool down over the summer. Businesses and courts—including the Supreme Court—have...more
An unexpected surge in production coupled with weakened global demand has resulted in a 50 percent drop in the price of crude oil since June 2014 and currently averaging US$50 a barrel. The Organization of the Petroleum...more
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- Retirement Options for Solo and Small Law Firms: Being a sole practitioner or small-firm shareholder gives you the ability to choose the kind of retirement plan that is right for you and your...more
Cloud technology allows attorneys to work anywhere they have a secure internet connection. This provides for greater flexibility, happier lawyers, higher profits, and better-served clients. However, a pure virtual law firm is...more
Earlier in 2014, the International Standards Organisation (ISO) developed a new voluntary standard, ISO 27018 (Standard), establishing commonly accepted control objectives and guidelines to protect personal information for a...more
The use of public cloud computing services- broadly defined as contracting with another company for the provision of computing resources (networks, storage, applications, and services), offers many potential benefits for...more
The cloud computing market is evolving rapidly. New as a service (aaS) platforms are appearing and the dichotomy between public and private cloud domains has been fractured into many different shades of hybrid cloud...more
sing it with me now….
Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements)
There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and...more
Until recently, many cloud users felt like Joni Mitchell in her classic song, “Both Sides Now.” No matter how you looked at clouds, you never really understood them, how they worked, or what happened inside them. Cloud...more
It’s that time of year, when bench, bar, vendors, and clients think big eDiscovery thoughts. They go to The Sedona Conference (which is not in Sedona), Georgetown Law’s Advanced eDiscovery Institute (which is not at...more
In This Issue:
- Cloud Computing: Legal Issues on the Horizon
Noted With Interest:
- Stays Pending Covered Business Method Patent Review: VirtualAgility v....more
The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently released a redacted Advisory Opinion dated November 13, 2014 that confirms for cloud-based software vendors (or Software as a Service providers)...more
Welcome to December – we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.
Here are a few privacy bits and bytes to start your week.
1. ICYMI – 60 Minutes Explains Credit Card Hacking...more
On November 18, 2014, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) hosted an Industry Day seeking feedback on its proposal to add a Cloud Computing Special Item Number (“SIN”) on its IT Multiple Award Schedule 70 (“MAS...more
Convenience, accessibility, and cost have led companies and their employees to put an increased amount of data in the cloud. But, does this put corporate data at risk? Attorneys Seth Northrop and Sam Walling discuss some of...more
For many companies, the main question about cloud computing is no longer whether to move their data to the “cloud,” but how they can accomplish this transition. Cloud (or Internet-based on-demand) computing involves a shift...more
It’s been said that bad news will travel a thousand leagues, but good news sometimes doesn’t get past the door. So seems to be the case with electronic discovery. It is well-documented that more electronically stored...more
Increasingly interconnected global businesses need to focus on how export controls and trade sanctions can affect their cross-border activities in unexpected ways.
For decades, the US Government has used trade...more
Did you know there are many cloud service providers in the cyber industry? Probably so. But did you know that cloud service providers may be operating in a country outside the United State? Whether you did or not, you may not...more
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