Privacy advocates were pleased in 2016 when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling in favor of Microsoft, found that the government could not compel the tech giant to turn over customer data stored overseas. The decision marked the first time that a federal court had ruled on whether the Stored Communications Act (SCA) could be applied overseas. At the time, it appeared that tech companies may be able to rely on the SCA to protect information stored on servers located outside the U.S. Read on for our take.read more
The ACC has released its first-ever guidelines on data security for outside law firms. The new model guidelines, which the ACC developed for in-house counsel to use with their external legal providers, are drafted in such a way that they can easily be used independently or incorporated into a policy or agreement with any outside law firm that handles the company’s sensitive information.read more
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