Information technology laws

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About Information technology laws

Information technology and the law are closely related, given compliance regulations, IT standards and other guidelines CIOs must follow -- and when they don't, or things go wrong, there's a good chance it'll make the news. Find the latest information regarding IT and the law in this topic section.