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Breach Litigation: A Growing Risk for E-Commerce Businesses

The expanding world of Internet commerce likely will generate a corresponding expansion of data breaches, with the result that e-commerce businesses increasingly will become the targets of consumer class action lawsuits ...

Cloud Providers Look for Legal Loopholes to Protect Customer Data

United States-based providers of e-commerce resources, including cloud services, must release foreign-held customer information to law enforcement agencies under a new law enacted in March ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Federal Programs to Spur Private Sector IT Engagement

The U.S. government has launched two new programs designed to modernize and upgrade IT performance at federal agencies. Each program will involve significant participation of private sector providers as both advisors and contractors for IT equipment and services ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

FTC Signals Tougher Stance on Mobile Privacy Protection

Mobile device makers and telecom service providers need to make significant privacy protection improvements for their customers, according to a recent report from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The report could become the basis for agency enforcement actions -- not only for smartphones, but also for other mobile devices ...

Data Storage, Privacy and Metaphysics: SC Weighs Arguments in MS Case

How far does the long arm of U.S. law enforcement extend when government agencies seek electronically processed information? ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Vendors Await $50B ‘Tsunami’ of US Telecom Contracts

The U.S. government has modernized telecom and supporting information technology twice within the last 20 years -- but not without controversy, delays and costly project management. A third modernization currently is under way, under the direction of the federal General Services Administration. The potential value of contracts issued to vendors under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program is US$50 billion over 15 years...

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Feds to Ramp Up Online Purchasing Presence

Online retail has been booming, with consumers flocking to the Internet to shop for almost anything. Online retail revenues in the U.S. would reach a projected US$445 billion in 2017 and jump to $600 billion by 2020, according to a report FTI Consulting released last fall ...

Consumers Win Some, Lose Some in Privacy Legal Tussles

The Walt Disney Company's recent decision to purchase major assets of 21st Century Fox in a transaction valued at $52 billion underscores the huge potential for distributing information and entertainment via the Internet. ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Feds: Cloud Cybersecurity Benefits Now Outweigh Risks

Many federal government IT managers used to be wary of the shortcomings of migrating to cloud technology because of potential data security problems affecting email, business systems, personal data records and, especially, national security operations ...

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Trump Puts Federal Cloud Investments on Front Burner

One of the few policies that President Donald Trump's administration has carried over from his predecessor is that the federal government needs to make vast information technology performance upgrades -- especially to cloud-based platforms ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

FTC Tightens Screws on Social Media Influencers

Social media influencer advertising has become a major factor in e-commerce. ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

IT Convergence Trend Alters Approach to Federal Market

Federal agencies have begun using an emerging information technology tool to manage the huge amount of data the United States government generates and stores. Federal IT managers recently have embraced the concept of convergence, which has been gaining traction in the private sector. Agencies also have indicated that the approach may be useful for other federal IT applications...

Consumers Gain More Power to Seek Data Breach Damages

There are no good outcomes of an electronic data system breach. At best, companies dealing with e-commerce technologies face the formidable task and the resulting cost of repairs ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

New Cybersecurity Policy Will Impact Federal IT Market

Federal agencies already under the gun to modernize their information technology capabilities have a new set of standards to meet as a result of an executive order President Donald Trump issued this spring. The directive not only will affect agency managers in their IT operations and acquisition activities, but also will have a significant effect on IT vendors...

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VA Gives Thumbs Up to Commercial IT Software

A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decision to pursue a new direction in processing health records has created a highly visible endorsement of the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) information technology by federal agencies. President Trump cited the VA's action as an example of the administration's commitment to vastly improve federal IT management...

SC Ruling Signals New Era for Software Patent Enforcement

The U.S. Supreme Court once again has changed the landscape for software infringement litigation. In a decision released last week, the court severely undercut the ability of plaintiffs to seek out courts that have a track record of being "friendly" to the plaintiff's position -- a practice called "forum shopping." ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity

Competition in telecom price and service packages has been getting a lot of attention lately. However, network providers also have been pursuing other opportunities that consumers might miss if they're exposed only to traditional advertising. AT&T's cooperation with the U.S. government in developing a national emergency responder network is a case in point...

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Federal Agencies Turn to Software-Defined Data Storage

Federal agencies seeking to deal with huge amounts of information have begun embracing the software-defined data center, a technology tool that has come into vogue for managing and storing data. The SDDC is an offshoot of IT virtualization that uses a software-defined architecture ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Federal Agencies Mirror Commercial Websites for Encryption

Private and public sector organizations share a common goal in hosting Internet websites: making sure that connections with customers and citizens are secure. However, complete security is not yet universal in either sector ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Federal IT Acquisition Worth $50B Cleared for Takeoff

A major federal acquisition opportunity with a potential contract value of US$50 billion for information technology vendors is back on track. The General Services Administration recently resumed processing vendor applications after a legal challenge to the contract was resolved in its favor ...

Elon Musk's Dec. 2 action to release The Twitter Files: Approve or Disapprove?
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