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Cloud Computing and Data Protection

Dr Ursula Widmer - Dr Widmer & Partners, Attorneys-at-law

CLOUD COMPUTING - ICT AS A SERVICECloud computing is one of the most important current trends in the field of information and communications technology, and ICT management. Elements of cloud computing are Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). The term cloud computing derives from the cloud symbol usually used to represent the internet and the complex infrastructure behind it in graphics.

IT, Privacy and e-Commerce in Belgium: Recent Developments

In this article Steven De Schrijver from Astrea Advocaten will briefly discuss a number of interesting new developments in the fields of IT, privacy and e-commerce in Belgium in the past year, including new legislation, decisions and reports from regulators and case law.

Mexico: Modification of the Procurement Laws

Roberto Hernández García - COMAD SC

Roberto Hernández García

In May 2009, the Mexican Federal Congress approved the modifications to the Acquisition of Goods, Leasings and Rendering of Services for the Public Sector Law and the Public Works and Related Services Law, which regulate the basic principles of government procurement established in article 134 of the Mexican Constitution.

China: An Introduction to Current Environmental Trends

Charles R McElwee II - Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP

Charles R McElwee II

China's Environmental RegimeChina began the development of a modern legal regime devoted to environmental regulation and protection in 1989 when the Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China passed into law (after a 10 year "trial" implementation).

A New Environmental Chapter For America

Theodore L Garrett - Covington & Burling LLP

Theodore L Garrett

The passage of the first 100 days of the new administration, as this article is written, is a propitious time to consider environmental policy in America.

Canadian Energy and Environmental Regulation

Mike Barrett - Bennett Jones LLP

Ernie Belyea - Bennett Jones LLP

Sarah Gilbert - Bennett Jones LLP

Brad Gilmour - Bennett Jones LLP

Len Griffiths - Bennett Jones LLP

David Hunter - Bennett Jones LLP

Stephen Libin - Bennett Jones LLP

Adrienne Moore - Bennett Jones LLP

Shawn Munro - Bennett Jones LLP

Julia Schatz - Bennett Jones LLP

Keith Sutherland - Bennett Jones LLP

Gray Taylor - Bennett Jones LLP

When President Barack Obama arrived in Canada on 19 February 2009 for his first official state visit, at the top of the agenda was energy and the environment.

The most important new feature in the Swedish Public Procurement Act - the legislation on framework agreements

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell - Advokatfirman Delphi

The implementation of the rules on framework agreements that is provided for in Directive 2004/18/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts (the Directive) is optional.

Battle Stations! Defence companies go on the alert over new EU Procurement Directive

Ciara Kennedy-Loest - Lovells LLP

Nicolas Pourbaix - Lovells LLP

Recent changes at EU level mean that member state governments will soon have to put their purchases of national defence or security-sensitive equipment out to competition across the EU.

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