The Legal Side of Tech Recent court decisions provide much needed clarity around issues of “consent” so that businesses using text message marketing know when they can rely on the recipient’s consent.
The Legal Side of Tech Cybersecurity and privacy continue to make headlines. Experts have more questions than answers addressing risk management concerns in the evolving cybersecurity market.
The Legal Side of Tech In light of the executive order restricting immigration from certain countries, should U.S. companies that rely on temporary or contract IT workers, or recruit skilled tech pros from other countries, be concerned about the visa status of those workers?
The Legal Side of Tech Given the sensitive nature and legal protections afforded to digital information obtained within the home, should law enforcement have the right to access data gathered by smart home devices?
The Legal Side of Tech As retailers and marketing consultants roll out GPS tracking, iBeacons and other tracking tools, those charged with implementing and understating tracking programs and technologies probably have a few questions. How does it work? Does it track data all the time? What do employees need to know? Can I share this with marketing partners?
The Legal Side of Tech Privacy and security are often perceived as weaknesses or risks, but they can be an opportunity. Reputation and brand protection have been identified as two of the biggest drivers behind increased IT spending to address security threats.
The Legal Side of Tech The continuous press for innovation in technology and media will challenge intellectual property laws to evolve. The new Defend Trade Secrets Act provides a powerful new tool to protect a business's intangible assets and a major change in how Intellectual Property rights are recognized and enforced at the federal level.
The Legal Side of Tech Vendor and third-party contract management is a challenge for every organization. Focus on key contract areas to address risks from effects of mobile, social, cloud and big data on employee, vendor and customer access and use of digital information and services.
The Legal Side of Tech At this year's RSA Conference on cybersecurity innovation - the world’s biggest digital security expo - the iPhone dispute between Apple and the FBI touched every conversation. The battle over access to encrypted data on an iPhone provides a lens for a bigger debate on privacy, mobile devices and the implications for technology vendors that might face a similar request. Understanding leads to confidence so CIOs are surely frustrated by another growing legal minefield for a technology that is probably already widely deployed throughout the enterprise.
The Legal Side of Tech CIOs should take notice of recent developments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It’s rulemaking authority are making many question if the FCC may write new rules applicable to Internet services specifically, and what that means. Regulations at the federal level have the potential to stifle attempts to innovate around covered services. Here are 4 issues that CIOs should be planning to address as these changes unfold.