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Matheson hosts cloud computing breakfast seminar

May, 2013

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On Wednesday, 1 May 2013 Matheson hosted a Society for Computers and Law (SCL) breakfast seminar entitled “Law and regulation as we move to the Cloud.”

John O’Connor, head of the Technology and Commercial Contracts Group, chaired the event which focused on legal and regulatory issues surrounding adoption of cloud computing at enterprise level. Among the issues he discussed were intellectual property rights, changes to terms and conditions, data protection concerns, limitations and exclusions of liability and transparency requirements.

Guest speaker at the event was Prof Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. Prof Walden discussed trends in cloud computing including attempts to reduce legal and regulatory uncertainty to facilitate market development as well as security issues and law enforcement access.