The entity who maintains, collects, stores
and/or processes data that they do NOT own or license. A vendor (and their third-party vendors)
perform services as initially directed/requested by the Data Controller or Data
Owner. Vendors are also known as
third-parties, processors, consultants, contractors, etc.
(New York, Legal) Vendors are
generally nonlawyers, such as a computer consultants, experts, other nonlegal
service providers used to assist with the client representation or employee
administrative functions; however, vendors can also be other legal counsel
hired as a consultant, etc.