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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...

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...