How Will Regulatory Compliance Shape Social and Mobile Computing in the Enterprise?



The pervasive utilization of the social and mobile web has dramatically shaped users’ expectations for where and how they access and share information. The explosive growth of social platforms is now pressuring IT departments to develop enterprise applications that function like Facebook and Twitter. Salesforce has already released Chatter, a “Facebook for the enterprise,” in which information is easily shared and proactively fed to users via a real-time news stream.

As enterprises continue to incorporate Cloud-based collaboration, it will be critical to understand the influence of regulatory compliance, which ensures that all appropriate legal reporting and regulatory transparency demands are met. Unfortunately, little legal structure exists that clearly defines and regulates the liabilities and responsibilities of Cloud users. In the face of legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the potential for the myriad data privacy and security issues will undoubtedly grow.


In this session, attendees will learn the current federal and state laws regarding data security and their implications on social and mobile computing in the enterprise. They will come away with a framework for developing legal compliance and risk-management strategies for safe, Cloud-based data and applications sharing. Proposed compliance frameworks will be examined, generally and in view of the specific demands and features of Cloud environments.

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  • Biography

    Pavolotsky is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice group. His practice focuses on technology transactions and other intellectual property matters. Prior to joining GT, he was Corporate Counsel of SugarCRM Inc. and General Counsel of Fourth Dimension Software.

    Pavolotsky is a recognized expert in Cloud-focused legal issues, including privacy, data protection, governance, and compliance. He was recently selected to speak on an enterprise 2.0 and compliance panel at November’s Enterprise 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California.

    Prior to earning his law degree, John worked as a research associate at the University of California, San Francisco.