Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

Privacy and Legal Issues in Cloud Computing

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Using a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this study examines emerging and innovative attempts to tackle privacy and legal issues in cloud computing such as personal data privacy, security and intellectual property protection. An international team of legal scholars, computer science researchers, regulators and practitioners present original and critical responses to the growing challenges posed by cloud computing. They analyse the specific legal implications pertaining to jurisdiction, biomedical practice and information ownership, as well as issues of regulatory control, competition and cross-border regulation. Law academics, practitioners and regulators will find this book to be a valuable, practical and accessible resource, as will computer science scholars interested in cloud computing more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
  • Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1786436558
  • 9781786436559
  • 838,456

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`Cloud computing provides the foundation for the myriad of network services that millions of Internet users rely upon every day. The cloud offers economic benefits to providers and convenience to users, but it also generates challenging new privacy and legal concerns that until now have been largely under-explored. Anne Cheung and Rolf Weber's exceptional book on cloud computing issues fills an important void, featuring a comprehensive, timely and engaging collection of works assessing the cloud from many legal perspectives. From privacy to copyright to jurisdiction, the book is a must-read for anyone exploring the intersection of law and cutting-edge technologies.' -- Michael A. Geist, University of Ottawa, Canada `Experts from various countries have managed to create a handbook on the legal aspects of cloud computing, including problems of intellectual property laws, contractual issues, privacy and private international law. In addition, the book deals with the highly sensitive and controversial problems of biomedical and health data stored in and transferred via cloud systems. The chapters are comprehensive and written with a masterful hand by lawyers who are known throughout the world as leading information law experts.' -- Thomas Hoeren, University of Muenster, Germanyshow more

Table of contents

Contents: Preface Introduction: A Walk in the Clouds Anne S.Y. Cheung and Rolf H. Weber 1. Introduction to Cloud Computing and Security Issues Joe Kong, Xiaoxi Fan and K.P. Chow 2. Data Protection Regulation and Cloud Computing Henry Chang 3. Legal Safeguards for Cloud Computing Rolf H. Weber 4. Re-personalizing Personal Data in the Cloud Anne S.Y. Cheung 5. Cross-border Data Flow in the Cloud Between the EU and the US Dominic N. Staiger 6. Cloud and Jurisdiction: Mind the Borders Jean-Philippe Moiny 7. Information in the Cloud: Ownership, Control and Accountability Chris Reed 8. Cloud Computing and Copyright George Yijun Tian 9. Towards the Seamless Global Distribution of Cloud Content Peter K. Yu 10. Lost in Translation: Transforming Healthcare Information for the Digital and Cloud Domains Terry Sheung-Hung Kaan 11. International Genomic Cloud Computing: `Mining' the Terms of Service Edward S. Dove, Yann Joly and Bartha M. Knoppers 12. Practical Aspects of Licensing in the Cloud Alan Chiu and Geofrey Master Indexshow more

About Anne S. y. Cheung

Edited by Anne S.Y. Cheung, Professor of Law, the University of Hong Kong and Rolf H. Weber, Chair Professor of Law, University of Zurich, Switzerlandshow more