Cloud Computing Legal Conference In UCC

UCC’s Faculty of Law is holding a half-day conference on “regulation” of cloud computing.

The event will be held on Friday November 16th 2012 from 2pm to 5.15pm

On the agenda:

What legal issues need to be considered by businesses in contracting for the provision or use of cloud computing services?
•        Can an appropriate regulatory balance be struck between cloud provider and cloud client interests?
•        What are the legal consequences of security breaches regarding data held in the cloud?
•        What are the implications of storage of data in Europe, the USA and other jurisdictions?
•        What is the relevance of the EU / US safe harbour arrangements for cloud computing?
•        What are the implications of the EU’s draft General Data Protection Regulation?
•        Are concerns about the USA’s Patriot Act and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties in cloud computing justified?
•        How are intellectual property law issues dealt with in a cloud environment?

Speaking at the event will be Professor Ian Walden, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London and member of the Cloud Legal Project,  Mr John O’Connor, Head of the Technology and Commercial Contracts Group at Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Solicitors and Ms Síofra Flood, COO and General Counsel at Swrve.

Full details on the UCC Faculty of Law site.



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