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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…

What does 2019 hold for businesses in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector and what legal and regulatory trends should be on their radar? A complex question in a world in which the boundaries between areas are blurring to an extent that car manufacturers are becoming tech companies, traditional content producers are launching their own direct-to-consumer streaming services, and telecommunications providers are moving into adjacent industries to make up for declines in traditional revenues. Everywhere,…

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…

Baker McKenzie’s Global Capital Markets Practice Group released new IPO figures from the technology sector which show that 2017 has got off to a very strong start with 103 companies taking to the markets raising USD 12.1 billion. This is in stark contrast to 2016, when across the year, only USD 11 billion in capital was raised from 123 issuances, the majority of activity coming in the second half of the year.Activity centres around three…

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…