MUNFA has received the attached Briefing Note from CAUT advising that several universities and colleges have or are considering outsourcing their IT systems to cloud computing providers such as Google and Microsoft 360. The Briefing Note, also available on the CAUT website (http://www.caut.ca/resources/briefs-and-reports), looks at the impact this has on the academic freedom and privacy rights of staff, and what academic staff associations can do to challenge outsourcing.