In this edition we cover:
Data Security and Privacy Issues in Cloud Computing Cloud computing is one of the most important trends in information management today. However, though cloud computing promises many new benefits, it also presents its fair share of new risks. In particular, concerns regarding data privacy and security are proving to be a barrier to the broader uptake of cloud computing services.
Litigation vs arbitration in international IT agreements Australian businesses are increasingly engaging foreign companies to provide IT services or to licence software. Often, negotiations focus on the commercial terms and scope of the agreement, while only passing attention is paid to dispute resolution clauses. Although no company enters into an agreement with the intention of becoming embroiled in a commercial dispute, it is critical that companies negotiate a dispute resolution process that suits their business structure and operations.
IT procurement and contracting - exclusion clauses unlikely to avoid misleading or deceptive conduct In 2011, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) paid close attention to misleading or deceptive conduct in the IT sector. Notably, the ACCC’s action against Harvey Norman highlighted some of the traps retailers can fall into when making representations in online advertisements.
Apple vs Samsung/Samsung vs Apple - the dispute so far In April 2011 Apple Inc. (“Apple”) initiated proceedings in the United States by filing a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. Limited (“Samsung”) in respect of the Apple iPad and iPhone.
Who does this affect?
King & Wood Mallesons clients who are recipients or providers of IT related goods and services.
What do you need to do?
Read this publication to update yourself on case law and legal developments in information technology.