Swing and a Miss: Senator Klobuchar’s Foray into Cloud Computing

By | DuetsBlog | October 5, 2012

On September 19, 2012, Senator Klobuchar introduced a bill titled “Cloud Computing Act of 2012” (the “Act”) that would amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”). Essentially, the intent of the Act is to make it a criminal offense to access a server without authorization that is owned by a cloud provider.

Don’t Let Political Debates Disrupt Workplace Goals

Now that the first presidential debate has taken place, and as the country heads into the last month of campaigning in this election year, employers should make certain that their personnel policies properly address political activities in the workplace. Such policies should require managers, supervisors, and employees to show respect across political-party lines to avoid internal conflicts.

Deceptive Sales Tactics from Yet Another Big Name Financial Institution

By | The Corporate Observer | October 4, 2012

I am starting to see a trend… and for once it’s a good one.  First, we saw Capital One forced to repay customers after using deceptive sales techniques.  Last week, Discover was fined for deceptive telemarketing.  This time, the culprit is American Express, whose offense is — surprise,   surprise — more deceptive sales tactics (not to mention violations of several consumer protection laws).