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Effectively Contracting Your Network Privacy

DATA PROTECTION

February 19, 2010

In a NetworkWorld article, Andreas Antonopoulos offers advice on creating privacy protective vendor contracts in a time of increasing law enforcement demands for data held by third parties. "It is up to you to negotiate terms that address key issues of data protection and safeguard your rights," Antonopoulos says. "Demand that law enforcement requests are properly documented...and that you are notified of any requests that may affect your data." He also warns to be wary of weak clauses. Antonopoulos admits that improved contract language is no silver bullet and suggests due diligence in the vendor selection process. "...Ask the right questions to make sure the provider can honor their obligation to protect your data."
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