Jeff Jedras reports:
A request by Sun Microsystems that its partners provide it with confidential information about ownership, employees and contractors has angered a number of members of its partner community and left them wondering what right the vendor has to such information.
Not all partners appear to have received the request and some declined to comment, but Computer Dealer News (CDN) spoke with several Sun partners that confirmed they had received the letter from Sun, which requested information such as resumes and background checks for ownership, employees and even contractors.
A portion of the letter sent to Sun partners, obtained by CDN, indicates the request is part of a Due Diligence program launched by Sun to keep the vendor in “compliance with international anti-corruption regulations” and is necessary due to increased regulatory complexity.
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