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Cloud - New Buzzword, Old Legal Issues
Posted on 11 Nov 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: How to Avoid Cloud Contract Disasters
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

The Litigation Data Avalanche: Time To Move To The Cloud?
Posted on 12 Oct 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

VIDEO - 10 Commandments of IT Contracts
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

LexisNexis® Legal Business Community Podcast featuring John Watkins and Roy Hadley Jr. of Barnes & Thornburg LLP on Cloud Computing
Posted on 9 Feb 2011 by Tina George

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... Read More

Cloud Computing - Ancient Technology Solution with a New Name
Posted on 21 Oct 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Cloud Computing: 3 Recent 'Storage Locker' Decisions Address Infringement Liability, Safe Harbor
Posted on 26 Sep 2011 by Jon Baumgarten

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... Read More

DLA Piper: EU Data Protection Regulators Provide Guidance on Cloud Computing
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by DLA Piper

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... Read More

The Right of Privacy in Data Stored in "Cloud Computing"
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by Kirsten Koepsel, Carey Lening and Ron Weikers

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... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cloud Data Storage - How Safe?
Posted on 17 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

Data Hosting and Cloud Computing: A LexisNexis Webinar Report
Posted on 14 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

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... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Reality Check - Governments Have Easy Access to Data on the Cloud
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

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... Read More

LexisNexis In-House Advisory: Mitigating Confidentiality Risks Posed by Cloud Computing
Posted on 16 May 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

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... Read More