Cloud Computing Law by Christopher Millard

By Christopher Millard

Cloud computing, wherein software program, info processing, facts garage and different key IT requisites are introduced as a carrier through the net, is evolving quickly. even if, when many corporations have gotten reliant on cloud assets, contracts for cloud companies usually include provisions which are beside the point, unenforceable and/or unlawful. equally, the appliance of tested information safeguard options to the garage and processing of data in cloud environments might be difficult, with basic uncertainties as to what's regulated, who's in charge, which legislation observe, and the situations within which legislation enforcement professionals can receive entry to info. protecting the main felony and regulatory matters surrounding cloud computing, this paintings presents a useful research of this evolving sector of legislations. issues coated contain contracts, info possession and safety, entry to facts, pageant, and purchaser security in addition to an research of the benefits and drawbacks of governance types for cloud computing, making this the main coherent and entire examine of the problems surrounding cloud computing legislations.

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Mechanisms within Competition Law 4. Demand-side Mechanisms 5. Contract and Consumer Protection Law 6. Conclusions 13. Consumer Protection in Cloud Environments Alan Cunningham and Chris Reed 1. Introduction 2. The Consumer and the Cloud 3. Ex ante Consumer Protection Law 4. Ex post Consumer Protection Law 5. Standard Terms of Service: Issues for the Consumer 6. Conclusion 14. Cloud Governance: The Way Forward Chris Reed 1. What Is Governance? 2. Governance, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness 3. The Route to Co-regulation 4.

Some SaaS services even use a single running application to serve multiple users. Again, different users’ data may be stored in the same database, even database table, posing potential security risks. Users must rely on the SaaS software to enforce separation. 60 3. Cloud Supply Chain: Key Concepts The cloud supply chain is complex. One cloud service may combine hardware and/or software components from different suppliers or providers. Also, cloud services themselves may be combined or layered.

I am very grateful to two pioneering scholars in the computer law field, Steve Saxby and Colin Tapper, for their encouragement when I was starting out in London. Colin also did me the great favour of introducing me to his then doctoral student Richard Susskind, with whom I have since had the pleasure of collaborating on many projects. Through Richard I met Ian Lloyd, another Scottish academic whose friendship has been much appreciated. Along the way, I have enjoyed the company of various kindred spirits who have pursued similar academic interests to me, mostly on top of their ‘day jobs’ advising clients, especially David Bender, Christopher Kuner, Ian Kyer, Michael Scott, Thomas Smedinghoff, and Graham Smith.

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