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Law Thought Leaders from US and Europe Take Aim at the Cloud
A first time summit of law firms and regulatory advisers from the US and Europe will meet in London next month to discuss the emerging complexities of Cloud Law. The conference is designed to bring together legal counsel in enterprises engaged in delivering cloud including data centres, telcos and cloud service with leading law firms focusing on the relatively new area of cloud computing.

The one day summit, Cloud Law, takes place at the Crowne Plaza City on February 10th 2010, organized and researched by BroadGroup and will be chaired by Tim Jackson, chairman, Inflector LLC. Topics include a debate reviewing the legal ramifications of the Patriot Act in the United States, and EU Data Directive. Other topics covered included Privacy in the Cloud, Open Law, financial services, Cloud content and liability, negotiating contracts for Cloud Services, and how Cloud law might be framed in future.

"This summit is timely as cloud computing is increasingly being adopted by enterprises; initial customer mistrust genuinely seems to be being dissipating. It should be exciting, as well as highly informative, with many true experts speaking," commented Renzo Marchini, Head of IT Law and Data Protection, at Dechert LLP

"It does go to show that the cloud is here to stay, and that all stakeholders (providers, customers, consumer privacy advocates and others) are determined to solve the legal problems which inevitably arise. The panels will be practical, showing how some of those problems are in practice, through security considerations and contractual negotiations, being resolved."

The summit follows the second annual PoweredByCloud conference, also hosted by BroadGroup, which will take place in London, February 8-9 2010 at the America Square Conference Centre and features industry leaders from Amazon Web Services, BT, Cisco, HP, IBM, and Intel among others.

PoweredByCloud has established itself as the market leading cloud computing conference for business leaders and strategists. With representation from both sides of the Atlantic, the summit offers both content insight and an outstanding opportunity to network with senior legal advisers, government officials, professional intermediaries, academic experts, technologists and enterprise leaders.

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Published Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5:46 AM by David Marshall
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