Robert J. Scott Addresses Cloud Computing Privacy and Security Risks at SecureWorld Dallas 2011

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Managing Partner of intellectual property and technology law firm, Robert J. Scott, will share suggestions on how to mitigate the privacy and security risks in cloud computing at SecureWorld Expo Dallas 2011 on November 3 at the Plano Convention Center, Texas.

Scott & Scott, LLP

Cloud computing engagements entail risks not present in more traditional technology transactions.

Cloud computing is exploding. Forrester Research estimates the cloud market will reach $241 billion by 2020. There is growing concern over how to meet regulatory privacy and security requirements.

Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP, a Texas-based law firm with a privacy and security practice area, will present ideas on how to mitigate or eliminate the privacy and security risks in cloud computing. “ I will address the legal challenges of the cloud and highlight the critical contract issues that should be covered in cloud computing agreements”.

Cloud computing engagements entail risks not present in more traditional technology transactions. At the top of the list of unique cloud risks are the legislative topics-du-jour: privacy and security regulatory compliance. Because of the nature of cloud computing—wherein clients access and store data on service provider’s systems across a public Internet—both parties are forced to confront these regulatory risks, whether they want to or not.

Based on Rob Scott’s extensive experience negotiating cloud computing agreements, he will address each element that contributes to privacy and security risk in cloud computing, including:

  • What happens if there is a data loss?
  • What broad or industry-specific regulatory issues affect the business?
  • What jurisdiction will prevail if there is litigation?
  • 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?

SecureWorld Expo is a 2-Day Regional Conference formed to promote the ideals of fostering communication between security professionals and technology leaders, to discuss best practices and to bind that body of thought in a public/private partnership with government. Security in the 21st Century will be a driving principle for business and government and SecureWorld Expo will drive that discussion.

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About Robert J. Scott
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.

About Scott & Scott:

Scott& Scott, LLP ( is a boutique intellectual property and technology law firm with an emphasis on software disputes, technology transactions, brand management, and federal litigation. Our lawyers and technology professionals take a principled approach to each engagement, leveraging our experience to provide value. Our clients range from mature small businesses to publicly traded multi-national corporations who work proactively with us to creatively solve business and legal issues. We regularly work as part of a team of in-house and outside attorneys managing large-scale legal projects. We take the time to listen to a client’s objectives and understand its business before developing a custom strategy and project plan designed to give the client visibility into the process and the potential outcomes.


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