11/09/2012 12:04:00 PM EST
This is real law: Can Corporate Counsel Tame Cloud Computing?
By the Real Law Editorial Team
Owning data can be like owning a tiger. Both are extremely powerful and useful-even essential-for your particular business. Specific laws govern how both are to be treated and maintained. It is also very, very bad if you lose either of them.
Which brings us to cloud computing, the model where you hand your tiger over to a zoo for safekeeping. As corporate counsel, you need to understand, and be involved in, the business more than ever before. You need to learn the language of the cloud and prepare to advise senior management on the legal issues that will certainly arise.
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