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Complimentary Hogan & Hartson Webinar on Cloud Computing on October 6th at 11 AM EDT

Readers of our blog are cordially invited to a complimentary Hogan & Hartson webinar on the legal issues arising from Cloud Computing on Tuesday, October 6 from 11 AM – 12:30 PM EDT.  To request an invitation to the webinar, please e-mail:  jbhowe@hhlaw.com

Cloud computing allows businesses to use the remote computing power of others to handle data and data applications. For most businesses, it is not a question of whether but how to use cloud computing. Cloud computing — a unique form of outsourcing — can reduce costs, improve service delivery, and allow business innovation not feasible with proprietary servers and on-site software.

So the question is how a company can use the new services in ways that protect the company and its data. As with any transfer of valuable company information, there are legal issues and legal risks that must be addressed.

In this webinar, you will learn and have an opportunity to ask questions about these issues and more:

  • What exactly is cloud computing? What forms does it take?
  • What steps should a company take to protect its intellectual property, including trade secrets and confidential information, in the cloud?
  • Is data in the cloud safe from government view, and what can you do to protect it?
  • How should you address the privacy law issues implicated by cloud computing, especially in light of the international legal rules on the cross-border transfer of data?
  • What labor and employment law issues are implicated by sending data to the cloud?
  • How does a company deal with e-discovery when using cloud computing?
  • What data security safeguards should a company put in place before outing data in the cloud?
  • Whose responsibility is it if there is a data breach and how are the requirements of data security breach notification laws met?
  • What are the contracting issues with cloud computing and the best practices for getting a solid cloud computing contract?
  • How do companies and cloud service providers handle service level issues?