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An Overview of the ISO Guidance on Outsourcing


On 31 October 2014, the International Organization for Standardization (“ISO”) published the first international standard for outsourcing, ISO: 375000: Guidance on Outsourcing (the “Standard”). The Standard seeks to provide a comprehensive guide to the outsourcing process, regardless of the size... Read More or Download PDF

Expert Comment by Rob Corbet, Data Protection Ireland March 2015


Rob Corbet examines the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation and its impact on multinational companies in Ireland operating across Europe. This article first appeared in Data Protection Ireland, Vol 8, Issue 2 and cannot be reproduced on any other website without seeking permission from PDP.... Read More

The EU Trade Secrets Directive – Be Aware, Be Very Aware


On 28 November 2013, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published proposals for a Directive on Trade Secrets (the “Directive”). The Directive aims to protect trade secrets from unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure. It also seeks to harmonise the national laws... Read More

EU Guidelines on Cloud Computing Service Agreements


On 26 June 2014, the European Commission (“Commission”) published standardised guidelines (“Guidelines”) on cloud computing service level agreements (“SLAs”). The Guidelines outline essential terms that should be included in SLA’s concluded in the European Union (“EU”). An SLA details the nature... Read More