Cloud contract risks: Episode 2

In episode 2 of Technology & the Law we discussed cloud contract risks, how to overcome some of the key concerns including "as is" service, vendor lock-in, no liability coverage. On the panel there was: – Me (Frank Jennings, Wallace LLP) – Paul Bevan, Bloor Research – Rocio de la Cruz, Gowling –  Jimmy Desai, Keystone … Continue reading Cloud contract risks: Episode 2

GDPR & data location: Episode 1

Technology & the Law episode 1: GDPR and data location

Did you catch episode 1 of Technology & the Law? We covered GDPR and data location and on the panel there was: - Me (Frank Jennings, Wallace LLP) - Sue MacLure, PSONA - Chris Bridgland, Veritas - Rick Powles, Druva - John Easton, IBM If you didn't see it live, watch the recording here. And … Continue reading GDPR & data location: Episode 1

Technology & the Law: lights, camera, action!

Technology & the Law Talk Show

My new talk show goes live Friday 19 May at 2.30pm. It will run for 6 weeks and will cover a number of topical legal issues. I'll be speaking to four experts on each show and the first is about GDPR and data location, the second (Friday May 26) is about cloud contracting risks. It's … Continue reading Technology & the Law: lights, camera, action!

Cloud personality?

I've been shortlisted for cloud personality of the year at the UK Awards which takes place on 15 March at Oxo2. Thanks to whoever nominated me. I'm in good company on the list and may the best man (this year all three on the shortlist are men) win! See you there.

UK to click “I Accept” for a quick Trump trade deal

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Nigel Farage reckons the new President Trump can sign a trade deal with the UK in 90 days. Let's put aside the fact that any formal trade talks prior to Brexit would be a potential breach of the EU treaties. Let's focus on his suggestion that the private sector can do deals much quicker than the public … Continue reading UK to click “I Accept” for a quick Trump trade deal

Did you read the terms or just click Accept?

  Migrating to an outsourced IT service including cloud is a great opportunity to outsource responsibility for IT and employees while simultaneously increasing efficiency and decreasing cost. At least, that’s the theory. The reality can be a lot more sobering. The SSP outage should serve as a reminder that while cloud can be great for your … Continue reading Did you read the terms or just click Accept?

Privacy Shield not ready yet

Two working parties, ministers galore... but data transfer law remains in limbo The revelations by rogue NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden in 2013 caused indignant EU politicians to open a dialogue with the US government to update the data transfer regime to safeguard personal data. The Privacy Shield is the culmination of those discussions. The US's hands-off approach … Continue reading Privacy Shield not ready yet