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EU data protection regulator says Microsoft enterprise cloud contracts are in line with EU privacy requirements

Microsoft’s revised enterprise cloud contracts have won the approval of European Union data protection authorities, the technology company has confirmed. 14 Apr 2014

Lords rule out transferring responsibility for compliance with IR35 service company tax rules to end user

Responsibility for compliance with complex legislation designed to prevent the use of personal service companies as a means of avoiding income tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) should not be transferred from contractors to the end users of their... 10 Apr 2014

Out-Law Guides

  • Using proactive remedies to solve outsourcing contract problems

    Businesses and outsourcing suppliers often face problems that cause commercial harm but are not serious enough to merit using contractual remedies, which are usually confined to damages claims or contract termination. 

  • Rules for directors of foreign invested companies (FIEs) in China

    This guide provides an overview of the role and potential liability of directors of foreign invested enterprises (FIEs) in China. 

  • Managing an Outsourcing

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. Detailed strategic procurement planning and stakeholder ownership are key to success in outsourcing projects, says Simon Colvin ...

  • IR35: the basics

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2013.

  • An introduction to IT outsourcing

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008 The trend in outsourcing continues to grow – both in the number and value of outsourcing transactions and in the variety of...

  • Agreements for consultancy services

    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in February 2008. IT consultancy services continue to be in great demand. A consultancy services agreement may be appropriate: for work which aris...

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In-house data retention by telecoms providers 'not pragmatic', says expert prior to major CJEU case

It would "not be pragmatic" to require telecommunication providers to store data useful for preventing terrorism and other serious crime internally, an expert has said. 07 Apr 2014

Supervisory bodies call on banks to address operational risks to IT infrastructure

Banks and insurance companies should be called upon to improve and test the resilience of their systems against cyber attacks and ensure their plans to continue serving customers following such attacks are "robust", according to a group of supervisory authorities.... 04 Apr 2014

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