Pillsbury Global Sourcing Practice

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2300 N Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037-1122, United States
Phone: 202.663.9123
Fax: 202.513.8007
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  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
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Oh No, Mr. Robot Just Hacked Our Smart Building…

At a recent seminar discussion on smart buildings, I was reminded of the Mr. Robot episode where the general counsel of a multinational corporation, which is being targeted by a hacker group, has her futuristic apartment hacked…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Come Harvest Time, Who Owns the Fruits of Machine Learning?

Famously dramatized by the disembodied voice of HAL in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, artificial intelligence has been the subject of humanity’s existential angst for decades. Although Elon Musk warns that…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology

How to Buy AI: Ten Top Tips for Buying Automation Technologies

You have to have been living under a rock the last few years to have not caught on that artificial intelligence is making waves in many parts of our economy. In the last decade, computers have been trained to perform ever more…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology

Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud

Oracle recently published a policy document entitled “Licensing Oracle Software in the Cloud Computing Environment” which sets out specific requirements on customers when licensing various Oracle programs and using them in the…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology

DPO as a Service – Outsourcing the Role of Data Protection Officer

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing…more
 /  Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU Data Transfer Solutions Under Further Judicial Scrutiny – What Next For Model Contract Clauses?

The European Union Court of Justice (“CJEU”) to rule on the validity of Model Contractual Clauses (“MCCs”) following referral by the Irish High Court. The Irish High Court has “well-founded” concerns that there is no…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Legal Issues in Robotic Process Automation

You can’t move in the outsourcing industry without hearing about Robotic Process Automation (RPA). And while it might sound like terminology cribbed from a sci-fi novel, the truth is that RPA is already here, and it is…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Legal Issues in Additive Manufacturing Technology – Peeling Back the Layers

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the term coined by Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, to describe the fourth major industrial era since the first industrial revolution which took…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The ICO’s Draft Guidance Leaves Unanswered Questions on Processor Obligation to Notify Infringing Instructions

Those of us who have been grappling with how best to approach GDPR compliance in outsourcing and other commercial contracts will be all too familiar with Article 28 of the GDPR, which sets out a number of minimum contract…more
 /  Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

911 Concerns Fuel New FCC Proceeding

Imagine dialing 911 and hearing an automated voice tell you that what you have dialed is not a valid number; or reaching a 911 call center only to have emergency personnel dispatched to the wrong location. In response to such…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit

The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer break. The…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?

Financial Institutions may need to revise consumer contracts to remove class action waivers in preparation for a March 2018 federal rule. On July 19, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal regulator for a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

Outsourcing in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Sectors – A UK Perspective

Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences companies operate in a demanding environment and face diverse challenges such as pricing pressure, increased regulatory requirements and mounting costs. With this backdrop, they have, starting…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

European Banking Authority (EBA) Publishes Draft Recommendations for Outsourcing to the Cloud

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has opened a consultation on its draft recommendations for financial institutions outsourcing to cloud service providers across all cloud-related domains including infrastructure as a…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Keeping Your Airline IT Resilient

A number of major carriers have suffered high-impact IT events in the past several months. Estimates of losses in these cases have exceeded £100m. This is on top of (no doubt significant) remedial costs, reductions in share…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation
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