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Decoding the Cloud: Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

LawCPD author: Gordon Hughes AM
Dr Gordon Hughes AM
Principal Lawyer Davies Collison Cave
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The efficiencies and technological benefits of cloud computing are widely known, but how can lawyers best help their clients to navigate the potential technical and privacy risks?

Cloud computing is widely used by both lawyers and their clients to reduce costs whilst maximising IT scalability and capability. However, there are many issues and risks to consider when using cloud service providers to host data.

This course discusses the benefits and potential risks of cloud computing, as well as practical strategies to mitigate these risks. The course covers:

  • What is cloud computing and what are its benefits
  • Identifying and mitigating potential technical and privacy risks
  • Navigating critical legal and contractual issues
  • Managing transborder data flows to key jurisdictions including Europe, USA and India

Published: September 2023

Meet the expert

LawCPD author: Gordon Hughes AM
Dr Gordon Hughes AM
Principal Lawyer Davies Collison Cave

Dr Hughes is a principal lawyer in Davies Collison Cave’s Litigation and Commercialisation practice. He is a renowned expert in the areas of intellectual property commercialisation, information technology law, eCommerce and data protection.

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  1. 5.0/5
    Great Overview of Cloud Computing
    Great and helpful comparison of data privacy laws in respect to Cloud Computing.
  2. 5.0/5
    This course has answered all my questions regarding cloud computing
    Very comprehensive and the best description of Schrems I & II decisions I have ever read.
  3. 4.0/5
    Good level of breadth and detail.
    Covers the range of issues involved and links them together.
  4. 5.0/5
    Extremely comprehensive
    So much to learn about Cloud Computing.
  5. 5.0/5
    This course is very practical and comprehensive.
  6. 5.0/5
    This is a great course
    Overall an excellent course
  7. 5.0/5
    Interesting introduction to topic
    This course provided good content covering all issues in a practical manner.
  8. 5.0/5
    Valuable authoritative information about an important area
    The course content was instructive.
  9. 4.0/5
    Great course
    Easy to follow
  10. 5.0/5
    Excellent course.
    Excellent coverage of key legal issues regarding cloud computing.
  11. 5.0/5
    Content very instructive.
    I am not familiar with this area of law and found this course had good clear content.

  12. 4.0/5
    Good Course
    The Course was easy to follow and the content was instructive.