This 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 socializing ‘from home’. The increased pace in the shift to cloud service models is expected to continue, and indeed accelerate further. The book explains how cloud computing works and includes a detailed analysis 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, the application of competition rules, 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.”
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