TMT | 01 February 2012
Going into 2012, we’re now a decent enough distance away from September 2008 to know that the world changed and that the next few years will continue to be, well, different or the new normal, depending on your point of view. 2008-09 more or less coincided with the generational shifts that the internet is bringing about hitting the mainstream: the rise of the cloud and social media and the growing maturity of the internet in meeting more and more of the consumer’s requirements.
This year there are two sets of themes for IT law going into 2012. The first, more strategic, set is around the cloud and the internet, two journeys that will continue over the rest of this decade. The second, more tactical, is about the specific policy developments we’ll see in 2012, around data, privacy, intellectual property, e-money, social media in the enterprise and sector-specific regulation of technology. At each level, the legal developments are likely to keep IT lawyers busy. [Continue Reading]