On February 2, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it had issued draft guidelines for organizations that outsource data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud computing environment. Comments on the draft are to be submitted no later than February 28, 2011.

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On March 17, 2009, the Article 29 Working Party released Opinion 3/2009 on the Commission’s draft decision for standard contractual clauses (SCCs), which discusses proposed updates of the clauses allowing the transfer of personal data to sub-processors established in third-world countries, in light of increased global outsourcing practices. Opinion 3/2009 is available here, and

Scarcely a month after the world media was flooded with news of the catastrophic terrorist attacks in Mumbai, headlines are once again rife with articles on the global impact of events in India. This time, the news has focused on Satyam Computer Services (“Satyam”), previously one of India’s largest and most prestigious outsourcing providers, and