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Recent IT Outsourcing Study Finds Continued Growth Led by Large Organizations

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A recently released study assessing current trends in the use of IT outsourcing found that spending on IT outsourcing is rising at a rate in step with IT operational budgets as a whole, led by large organizations (those with IT operating budgets of $20 million or greater) that spend 7.8% of their IT budgets on …

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FDA’s Proposed Naming Convention for Biologics

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On August 27, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biological products. The agency’s draft guidance proposes that the core nonproprietary name for originator biological products, related biological products, and biosimilar products be appended with a unique, four-letter suffix designated by the FDA in order to distinguish each …

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DOD Issues Interim Rule Addressing New Requirements for Cyber Incidents and Cloud Computing Services

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On August 26, 2015, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule that imposes expanded obligations on defense contractors and subcontractors with regard to the protection of “covered defense information” and the reporting of cyber incidents occurring on unclassified information systems that contain such information.  Nearly three years in the making, this interim rule replaces the …

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Part II: Legal Insights on Ashley Madison Hack

As more names emerge from the dark web data dump of Ashley Madison customers, lawyers around the globe have found a very willing group of would-be plaintiffs. Interestingly, all of these plaintiffs are named “Doe,” which must only be a coincidence, and certainly has nothing to do with the backlash that certain well-known ALM clients have …

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Legal Insights on the Ashley Madison Hack: Part I

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Internet commenters and legal analysts alike are buzzing about the Ashley Madison hack. The website — which billed itself as a networking site for anyone who wanted to discretely arrange an extramarital affair — has already been named in several class action lawsuits, with claims ranging from breach of contract to negligence. As more names are …

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