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FinTech – A digital single market for the European financial sector?

by Hogan Lovells on

FinTech remains the megatrend of the European financial services industry. According to a KPMG survey, about US$36.6bn has been invested in European FinTech companies between 2010 and 2016. Key players from venture...more

SAP’s Licensing Time-Bomb - Software giant’s victory in “indirect use” case is cause for concern for companies worldwide

On February 16, 2017, the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom held that Diageo plc, a global drinks company, was liable for unauthorized use of SAP software as a result of failing to secure “Named User” licenses for...more

Cloud Assurance Programmes: “Carry an umbrella, even in the desert”

by DLA Piper on

This article was originally published on InBusiness.ae and is reproduced with permission. Do all users of cloud-based services need to have a service assurance programme in place? Of course not. Can these risks be mitigated...more

Three Major Security Issues to Consider with SaaS and Cloud Solutions

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Small and medium-sized businesses are turning to software as a service (SaaS) solutions for their IT needs more and more frequently. SaaS solutions can provide end-users with quicker, cheaper access to software that they...more

Study Forecasts More Growth, but How Much Higher in the Cloud Can We Go?

by Morgan Lewis on

The results of a recent study by Gartner, Inc. project worldwide growth of 18% in the public cloud services market during 2017. Gartner also expects the growing public cloud services market—projected to reach $246.8 billion...more

New! OFFICE 365 E-Discovery Considerations Checklist

by Exterro, Inc. on

70% of Fortune 500 organizations use one or more of Microsoft’s cloud offerings, meaning many corporations are currently migrating or have already migrated their data to the cloud on the Microsoft® Office 365 (O365) platform....more

Cloudflare Software Bug Causes Data Leak

Cloudflare, Inc., a provider of performance and security solutions for websites, recently disclosed that a software bug caused it to leak customer data that was then cached by search engines. Uber, Fitbit, and OkCupid sites...more

Be a Jetson, Not a Flintstone: 7 Tips for Social, Mobile, & Cloud in E-Discovery

by Exterro, Inc. on

We’re all used to how quickly technology changes these days – one moment something is all the rage (remember Pokemon Go?) and within months, it’s ancient history. Those platforms that do stand the test of time become so...more

Cybersecurity 2017: The Year in Preview

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Introduction - Cybersecurity was a prominent factor in 2016 in all aspects of government, business and personal affairs. Russian and other foreign national hacking has the potential to spark a new form of cold...more

ISO’s Privacy Standard for Cloud Service Providers

by LeClairRyan on

In July 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) issued a new security standard – ISO 27018 – which attempts to outline best practices for public...more

Welcome to LegalTech New York 2017!: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

Today was the start of LegalWeek 2017 – which includes of course the marquee event LegalTech® New York (LTNY) – and, for the seventh(!) year in a row, eDiscovery Daily is here to report about the latest eDiscovery trends...more

Privacy and Data Security: 2017 Year in Preview

by Polsinelli on

Few issues keep executives awake at night more than Privacy and Data Security. New regulations and threats alike are plentiful, varied, and evolving. The rate of change for cybersecurity and information governance continues...more

At LegalTech, Word Clouds are the Word: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

For many people (including me), today is a travel day for LegalTech New York (LTNY), er, LegalWeek. On a day like today, it helps me to have an easy topic to write about. So, thanks to InsideLegal for a great LegalTech...more

China Looks to Tighten the Regulation of Cloud Services

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

What You Need to Know: China has issued a new draft law tightening the regulation of cloud services. The draft: ..covers onshore hosted SaaS and PaaS (but possibly not IaaS) ..imposes new restrictions on...more

Chicago’s Lease Transaction Tax Enforcement Draws ‘Out-Of-Bounds’ Call

by Reed Smith on

The Illinois Supreme Court prevented the City of Chicago from imposing its Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax (Lease Tax) collection requirements on vehicle lessors operating within the City, when renting vehicles...more

[Webinar] HIPAA in the Cloud – OCR Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Service Providers - Jan. 31st, 1:00pm ET

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As the health care sector further embraces the benefits of cloud computing, numerous challenges have arisen with applying HIPAA to cloud computing services....more

State Insurance Regulatory Actions Serve as Warning

by Polsinelli on

Recent regulatory actions against Zenefits, a cloud-based software company, demonstrate the importance for companies to be properly licensed where they are conducting business. Zenefits has reached regulatory settlements with...more

A Cloud on the Horizon? Attorneys’ Obligations when Using a Third-Party’s Cloud-Based Services

When we think of clouds, we likely picture cumulus, stratus, and cirrus ones, not the type of “cloud” that holds data and software. The latter type of cloud is generally controlled by a third-party service provider and is...more

BYOD – Another reasonable basis for discovery about discovery

I still remember typewriters. Heck, I still remember carbon paper, mimeographs and bag phones. Would a company, “back in the day”, have ever asked an employee, “hey, we need you to bring your own typewriter, desk,...more

Draft legislation to affect China cloud services market access

by Hogan Lovells on

On 25 November 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China’s telecommunications and Internet regulator, issued a draft Circular on Regulating Business Activities in the Cloud Services Market for public...more

Do You Know Where Your Data Is Located? Why Knowing is Half the Battle

by Jaburg Wilk on

Whether you realize it or not, you are probably storing some personal or business data in the cloud. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as a model for enabling ubiquitous,...more

Regulation of cloud services in China - what does mean for your China business?

by DLA Piper on

Following hot on the heels of the recently-enacted Cybersecurity Law, the Chinese Government has published a draft of sweeping rules to regulate the delivery of cloud services. In addition to impacting Chinese cloud...more

Box, OneDrive, a Combination—What’s Your Flavor?

The cloud-based file-sharing and collaboration business continues to grow, inspiring competition between two heavy weights: Microsoft and Box. Last week, Box announced over $100 million in third quarter revenue growth...more

Cloud-Computing Lessons using Software as a Service (SaaS)

by LeClairRyan on

Long before anyone referred to “the cloud” as something related to the Internet, software companies began shifting away from expensive, customized, on-site software implementations to something we used to call Software as a...more

Data Without Borders: Hogan Lovells Winnik Forum Addresses International Considerations for the Growth and Development of a...

by Hogan Lovells on

The Internet of Things (“IoT”) connects markets and supply chains around the world. Industry, governments and consumers around the world are embracing IoT technologies to improve research and public policy, to accelerate...more

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