Decoding the Cloud: Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

Practice Management and Business Skills

CPD Points 1

The efficiencies and technological benefits of cloud computing are widely known, but how can lawyers best help their clients to navigate the potential technical and privacy risks?

Cloud computing is widely used by both lawyers and their clients to reduce costs whilst maximising IT scalability and capability. However, there are many issues and risks to consider when using cloud service providers to host data.

This course discusses the benefits and potential risks of cloud computing, as well as practical strategies to mitigate these risks. The course covers:

  • What is cloud computing and what are its benefits
  • Identifying and mitigating potential technical and privacy risks
  • Navigating critical legal and contractual issues
  • Managing transborder data flows to key jurisdictions including Europe, USA and India

Published: September 2022

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LawCPD author: Gordon Hughes AM

Dr Gordon Hughes AM

Dr Hughes is a principal lawyer in Davies Collison Cave’s Litigation and Commercialisation practice. He is a renowned expert in the areas of intellectual property commercialisation, information technology law, eCommerce and data protection.

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