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...
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...
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...
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"...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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 "...
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...
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...
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...