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Digital transformation enables organizations to better understand and manage the data they hold, and has now become intertwined with the concept of business agility. Our new 2020 Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey: The Future of Enterprise Data explores the links between digital transformation and the use of data through a global lens of respondents in legal, technology and procurement roles, across a large cross-section of major industries. In this post, we draw out the benefits…

The need for businesses to be agile, innovative and data savvy to compete and thrive emerges loud and clear, but so, too, do concerns around privacy, security and integration with legacy IT systems. In its sixth year, Baker McKenzie’s 2020 Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey: The Future of Enterprise Data captures major trends and attitudes toward the use of data through a global lens of respondents in legal, technology and procurement roles, across a large cross-section of…

In the battle against COVID-19, many countries have implemented lockdowns, quarantined citizens, and closed borders, effectively accelerating the rate of digital transformation across the globe. Our new ways of working have made virtual connection necessary, and cloud infrastructure services essential. In this episode, Steve Holmes and Sonia Ong join Raffaele Giarda in tackling the issues and opportunities surrounding the adoption and demand for cloud services. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1rVwJCQPvFbStzx97hjwSG

While the benefits of cloud computing have been well documented in recent years, volatile conditions currently experienced as a result of COVID-19 have further highlighted the flexibility inherent in the use of cloud infrastructure. Market reports estimate that the global impact of COVID-19 on cloud market size is expected to increase from USD 233 billion in 2019 to USD 295 billion by 2021[1]. Similarly, in a recent industry survey on cloud usage, more than 50%…

In this episode of Connect On Tech, your host Brian Hengesbaugh is joined by Adam Aft and Peter George, two partners in Baker McKenzie’s Chicago office. Together they will discuss the 2019 Cloud and Data Survey. Tune in to learn: Key trends identified through the surveyTips and strategies for managing multiple provider cloud implementationsBest practices for navigating data residency requirements https://open.spotify.com/episode/3yTXAmfHkVQp0Ju2ARTEP2

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (the CITC) which regulates the information communications and technology sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the Kingdom) has issued a revised version of its regulatory framework for cloud services (the Framework), which simultaneously reduces the compliance burden on cloud service providers (CSPs) and enhances the statutory protection afforded to them. The revised Framework boosts the Kingdom’s commitment to creating an environment conducive to digital innovation and to attract…

On June 5, 2018, the Government of Canada announced via news release the launch of a review of Canada’s Telecommunications Act, Broadcasting Act and Radiocommunication Act, to modernize Canada’s communication legislative framework. The review will be carried out by a panel of seven members from law, business and academics, and will conclude with the publishing of a final report by January 31, 2020. The scope and objectives of the review are set out in Terms…

In the global digital economy, companies increasingly face conflicts between legal demands to produce data and local laws that restrict production of data. Congress recently enacted the CLOUD Act to address these conflicts in the context of the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2712 (“SCA”). Under the SCA, companies have struggled with how to respond to United States Government (“USG”) demands for data held in foreign jurisdictions where such disclosure may violate local laws…

We are delighted to launch the results of our 2017 survey and provide our readers with a free copy. Simply click to download here.The results provide our updated cloud data, both identifying continuing trends and benchmarking contractual terms and conditions. This data is a valuable reference for providers and customers navigating the increasingly complex cloud marketplace. We also have very exciting new data on digital disruptions and transformations that are having enterprise-wide impacts on our…

On January 17, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the “Commission”) published Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-11 (Application of regulatory obligations directly to non-carriers offering and providing telecommunications services) (“Policy 2017-11”).Under Policy 2017-11, the Commission directed resellers (also known as non-carriers), as a condition of offering and providing any telecommunications services in Canada, to abide by all applicable existing consumer safeguard obligations set out in Policy 2017-11, including the obligation to register with the…