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Outsourcing Review: 2012 Working Paper on Outsourcing IT to the Cloud

by Andrew J. Schlidt, posted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:00 AM

Companies continue to move IT operations to the cloud given the efficiencies and convenience offered by cloud environments. While the cloud is often seen as a practical technological and financial solution by CIOs and CFOs, it conversely raises liability concerns for company risk managers, compliance officers, and in-house lawyers. An International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications recently published a Working Paper in April 2012 to help this latter group wrap its arms around the privacy and data protection issues arising from cloud computing. The Working Paper contains guidance on 44 “best practices” that should be of interest to all cloud customers, especially those with operations, customers, or employees located in the European Union.
Outsourcing Review provides commentary on legal developments affecting companies engaged in technology outsourcing (ITO) or business process outsourcing (BPO).

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