The Right of Privacy in Data Stored in "Cloud Computing"

Cloud computing is an emerging area, but what privacy rights do users have? The Electronic Communications Privacy Act and its component, the Stored Communications Act, are difficult enough to apply to regular computers and e-mail. What are the rules for cloud computing? Do the statutes need to be amended...

LexisNexis® Legal Business Community Podcast featuring John Watkins and Roy Hadley Jr. of Barnes & Thornburg LLP on Cloud Computing

On this edition, John L. Watkins and Roy E. Hadley Jr. of Barnes & Thornburg LLP discuss some of the top issues in cloud computing, the different types of cloud services and what companies need to consider when considering cloud computing. Copyright © 2011 LexisNexis, a division of Reed...

VIDEO - 10 Commandments of IT Contracts

My 30+ minute video about the 10 Commandments of IT Contracts is available for viewing thanks to my friends at Financial Management Network (& parent SmartPros Ltd .). For more than 30 years I've negotiated and litigated hundreds of IT contracts, and as a result of my experiences I continually...

Cloud Computing: 3 Recent 'Storage Locker' Decisions Address Infringement Liability, Safe Harbor

By Jon Baumgarten and Noah Gitterman, Proskauer Rose LLP The emergence of "cloud computing" products and services is drawing considerable attention in legal circles. In the copyright arena, it is taking the form of infringement issues pertaining to purported online "storage lockers"...

Cloud Computing - Ancient Technology Solution with a New Name

Use of remote computers has been around since at least 1964, but the current marketing buzz called Cloud Computing might make you think there's something new. However Cloud Computing is merely the newest label for the 1964 remote computing service called "Time-Sharing" at Dartmouth...

Cloud - New Buzzword, Old Legal Issues

Many readers agreed with my recent blog that the Cloud is a new label for old technology - "think connecting to a mainframe over telephone lines," and I encourage you to read my November eCommerce Times column about some important Cloud computing legal issues . More Cloud History ...

Data Hosting and Cloud Computing: A LexisNexis Webinar Report

By Dylan McGuire Cloud computing-or the replication of a law firm's information technology (IT) server platform as well as its applications and other services on a remote computer platform-is a new buzzword in the legal field and carries immense ramifications for law firms and their clients, said...

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: Mitigating Confidentiality Risks Posed by Cloud Computing

Storing and sharing data seems to get easier by the week. So does losing and stealing it. Cloud computing is yet another advancement in this arena, and like those that came before it-laptops, email, websites, flash drives - the benefits of this advancement comes with a few risks. Some of those...

DLA Piper: EU Data Protection Regulators Provide Guidance on Cloud Computing

By Patrick Van Eecke, Carol A.F. Umhoefer and Cameron Craig On 1 July 2012, the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP 29) issued its long awaited Opinion 05/2012 on Cloud Computing (Opinion). In this document the WP 29 identifies a number of key data protection compliance issues that may...

Peter S. Vogel: Reality Check - Governments Have Easy Access to Data on the Cloud

By Peter S. Vogel Laws around the world allow governments free access to data on the Cloud which may come as a surprise to many, but Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs) facilitate cooperation across international boundaries. On May 23, 2012 Hogan Lovells published a White Paper entitled "...

Peter S. Vogel: Cloud Data Storage - How Safe?

By Peter S. Vogel Daily news headlines regularly report lax, or no, security for cloud data. In the past few weeks two very high profile businesses reported cloud breaches - Apple's iCloud and Dropbox. It is no coincidence that my August column for eCommerce Times is entitled " The Cloud...

The Litigation Data Avalanche: Time To Move To The Cloud?

By Matthew Gillis and Steven Berrent For those of us who are trying to look down the road and see where the litigation technology industry is headed, it might be instructive to take a look back in time to an unlikely example: the law firm mailroom. Virtually every law firm started out with a small...

Peter S. Vogel: How to Avoid Cloud Contract Disasters

By Peter S. Vogel | A bad cloud contract can devastate any business, and a recent article “ 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contrac t” should be a wake-up call, but unfortunately many businesses learn the hard way. By way of example, a recent cloud contract that I negotiated contained...