Cloud Computing: A Practical Introduction to the Legal Issues - Second Edition

April 14, 2015

Cloud computing is increasingly common. But how are those involved in buying IT to judge the legal issues and risks which arise and how best by way of contract to maximize the advantages and minimize the disadvantages? And how are cloud providers to address the customer’s legal concerns so as to make the proposition viable for the customer whilst ensuring their own business succeeds?

This revised edition will explore such areas as security in the cloud, data protection, service levels, and contractual issues. It also deals with issues which arise when the cloud service is used by regulated sectors, such as financial services.

It will give an understanding of these areas to both those familiar to legal issues in other contexts and those new to these issues. The analysis will be set against the various cloud offerings which exist and are emerging: SaaS, Iaas and PaaS – drawing distinctions where relevant and identifying common issues. Not only are business uses considered, but also consumer uses.

'As this is the second edition, it comes as no surprise that it follows in the footsteps of the already excellent first edition. The updates are again relevant and timely. A very useful and easy to read handbook especially for those not part of the legal profession.' Andreas Fuchsberger, Microsoft Corporation, Corporate Standards Group

For more information or to purchase the book, visit the BSI website.