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Cloud Computing Law Book

The 2nd edition of Cloud Computing Law has just been published.


Cloud Computing Book

The 2nd edition of Cloud Computing Law has just been published! This is the result of several years of intense research work by members of the QMUL Cloud Legal Project. The expanded and fully updated new edition covers in detail the legal and regulatory implications of what many people simply call ‘the cloud’. The COVID-19 pandemic sparked an acceleration in the uptake of cloud services and provided a dramatic demonstration of cloud computing’s global scalability and resilience as billions of people shifted to working, studying, shopping, and socialising ‘from home’. The increased pace in the shift to cloud service models is expected to continue, and indeed accelerate further.

Christopher Milard

The book explains how cloud computing works, and includes a detailed review of standard form and negotiated contracts for cloud services. Ownership of, and access to, ‘digital assets’ are explored and there is an in-depth assessment of the application of data protection and cybersecurity rules. The book also addresses a range of governance issues relating to public sector use of cloud, access to cloud data by law enforcement authorities, competition rules and standards, and the disruption to global taxation models caused by the rapid shift to cloud services.

Professor Christopher Millard, who edited and co-authored the book, commented: “With so many people now relying on cloud services, the publication of this new edition of Cloud Computing Law is very timely. The book represents a fantastic team effort by members of the Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London. Global sales are brisk, and we are already getting a lot of positive feedback.”  

All CCLS alumni can benefit from a 30% launch discount by using the code ALAUTHC4 on the Oxford University Press order link. Once on the order web page you can select your country from a drop-down list at the top right of the screen and the site will then calculate shipping and any taxes at the checkout.



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