Corporations, government organizations and millions of consumers are shifting massive quantities of data and their software applications to cloud computing facilities. Cloud computing uses the Internet to give every size organization access to large, dynamically scalable resources (data storage, software applications and computing power). “The Cloud” allows users, at all levels, to avoid large capital outlays for hardware and up-front licensing fees and instead offers both hardware and software, as needed, in a flexible arrangement, as a monthly fee service. Some organizations’ data centers are giving way to massive, secure and dynamically scalable shared hosting facilities. Users rely on Internet connections to get access to their data and software applications from anywhere on the globe. This new paradigm of computing provides flexibility, enhanced access to software functionality and potential cost savings, but can inject potential new risks. Negotiating contracts for cloud computing services provides new challenges and a clear understanding of the inherent new hazards.
This program will provide practical advice on key terms for cloud computing contracts, help you define the vendors’ obligations for cloud computing facilities, offer strategies in protecting personal and corporate data, and assist in planning for transfers of data between cloud computing vendors. This is an opportunity to hear industry experts who will help you understand and prepare for the massive changes inherent in the shift to cloud computing.
Chris Wolf, Co-head of Hogan Lovells' Privacy and Information Management practice, will be speaking on "Privacy and Data Security" from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. PST. Topics will include:
- International laws and jurisdictional issues
- Cross border and data transfers
- Government and third-party requests for data
- Patriot Act
- Data security: International, State and auditing