Hello and welcome to The Technology Law Podcast, I’m your host, Jay Ward.
This podcast is dedicated to the practice of drafting and negotiating technology transactions: cloud services deals, software development and licensing agreements, hardware transactions.
I’m a technology lawyer with my own practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in helping buyers and sellers of technology services and products execute their deals faster and more efficiently.
I got my start as a technology lawyer with Reed Smith where I was a member of the Venture Capital and Technology Law Practice Group. I’m a former Oracle and Google Cloud attorney and you can learn more about me and my practice at www.jaywardlaw.com.
On today’s show, we’re going to take a look at Data Processing Addendums. I’m going to chat with Todd Slack, Senior Corporate Counsel for Data Protection at Splunk, a leading Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technology vendor.
Data Processing Addendums – or DPA’s – have been a part of the portfolio of documents and policies needed to implement cloud services deals for several years now. Originally, you only tended to see them in large enterprise deals, say between a large financial institution and Microsoft. But now with more companies looking to comply with the GDPR and the CCPA (the CA consumer privacy act) even mid-tier and small cloud vendors need to implement DPA’s in order to secure business from larger customers.
I hope you’ll enjoy my discussion with Todd.
In this episode of The Technology Law Podcast, we’ll cover the key documents that attorneys should review in connection with inbound cloud services agreement (i.e., your client is buying cloud services). We’ll cover:
Non-disclosure Agreements (NDA’s)
Service Level Agreements (SLA’s)
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