Archive for the ‘Outsourcing’ category

B-10 Outsourcing Guideline applies to cloud computing says OSFI

March 1st, 2012

Yesterday, OSFI released a memorandum reminding financial institutions that its outsourcing B-10 Guideline applies to new technology-based outsourcing arrangements including cloud computing. In the short memorandum, OSFI stated the following:

Information technology plays a very important role in the financial services business and OSFI recognizes the opportunities and benefits that new technology-based services such as Cloud  Computing can bring; however, FRFIs should also recognize the unique features of such services and duly consider the associated risks.

Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2010-2011)

June 15th, 2011

Here are the slides used in my presentation to the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group earlier today, The Year in Review: Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2010-2011). It covers significant developements since my talk last spring.

The slides include a summary of the following cases and statutory materials:

Privacy:

Cite Cards Canada Inc. v. Pleasance, 2011 ONCA 3

Leon’s Furniture Limited v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2011 ABCA 94

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Privacy Commissioner of Canada, 2010 FC 736

Nammo v. TransUnion of Canada Inc., 2010 FC 1284

Supreme Court kills fundamental breach in enforcement of liability disclaimers in Tercon

February 16th, 2010

IT lawyers know all too well that IT contracts can go awry. That is why so much time is spent arguing about limits of liability during contract negotiations. A recent example is the BSkyb Ltd & Anor v HP Enterprise Services UK Ltd & Anor (Rev 1) [2010] EWHC 86 (TCC) (26 January 2010) case where the UK court made a huge damage award against HP.

McCarthy Tétrault Co-Counsel: Technology Law Quarterly

November 13th, 2009
Table of Contents
Internet/E-World ………………………………………………………………………. 1
E-COMMERCE …………………………………………………………………………………. 1
BC: Appeal Court Finds No Defamation Liability for Hyperlinking …………………………………..1
US: Linden Lab Aims to Make (Second) Life Easier for IP Owners……………………………………1
SPAM………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Canada: Industry Committee Amends Anti-Spam Bill ………………………………………………..3
Technology M&A……………………………………………………………………….. 6
TECH-RELATED M&A …………………………………………………………………………. 6
Canada: GPLv3 and Tech M&A………………………………………………………………………..6
Technology Contracting……………………………………………………………….. 8
TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENTS …………………………………………………………………. 8
Canada: New Protection for Licensees of IP — BIA and CCAA Amendments Come into Force ……..8
Canada: Harmonized Sales Tax — Timing Your Tech Purchases…………………………………… 10
OUTSOURCING ………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Ontario: Ontario Government Issues New Guidelines for Consulting Contracts ………………….. 11
Canada: Responding to RFPs — Tips for Suppliers …………………………………………………. 12
Canada: Value Drivers for IT Outsourcing Deals In An Economic Downturn — Part II …………….. 15
Canada: Immigration 101 for IT Companies Bringing Temporary Foreign Workers to Canada……. 18
Intellectual Property ………………………………………………………………….20
COPYRIGHT………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
US: US Court Rejects File-Sharer’s Fair Use Defence ……………………………………………… 20
Canada: Canadian Government Completes Consultations with Canadians on Copyright Reform … 21
UK: UK Government Issues Final Digital Britain Report……………………………………………. 22
Europe: French Graduated Response Law Passes Constitutional Hurdle………………………….. 24

Recent issue posted @ http://mccarthy.ca/pubs/TLQ_Vol5_Issue3_E_online.pdf. Covers recent developments in Internet, e-commerce, tech M&A, tech contracting,  IP, privacy and communications.