How to Avoid Legal Risks in Cloud Computing

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Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner of intellectual property law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP, discusses solutions to the four main risk categories in cloud computing.

The Cloud and the Law

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, of intellectual property law firm, Scott & Scott, LLP will present “The Cloud and the Law” on October 13 at the SNW Fall 2010 Conference at the Gaylord Texan, Dallas, Texas.

Produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and SNIA (The Storage Networking Industry Association] SNW features more than 120 educational sessions and presentations by top IT management experts covering today’s hottest IT topics — from cloud computing to energy efficient data centers to virtualization to storage -- and more from October 11-14.

“The advantages of cloud computing are many. It’s no surprise cloud computing is exploding. There’s another aspect to the cloud, and it is the numerous legal issues cloud computing presents to businesses,” said Rob Scott.

In the presentation, Mr. Scott will identify four main risk areas and offer suggestions for mitigating that risk. He will highlight contract issues that should be covered in agreements, such as:

What happens if there is a data loss?
What jurisdiction will prevail if there is litigation?
What regulatory issues affect the business?
What is the document retention policy?
Will encryption be used in data storage and transmission?
What indemnification does the vendor offer for infringement of third-party intellectual property rights or data breach?

The SNW attracts top information technology executives, leading product and service providers and key industry influencers who are focused on managing information infrastructure.

Click here for SNW Fall 2010 Conference Agenda and Registration Information.

About::
Robert J. Scott is a recognized industry expert in legal strategies, education, and awareness pertaining to information technology law. As the managing partner of Scott & Scott, LLP, Robert skillfully represents clients on issues where technology, media and the law intersect.

Scott & Scott, LLP is a Dallas-based intellectual property law firm with international reach. Representative clients range from multi-national corporations to local mid-market businesses spanning many industries.

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