Jurisdiction of a Cloud Computing Service Provider
Who has jurisdiction over data stored in the cloud? In the cloud, data flows around the globe, ignoring boundaries and time zones. Thus, there is an inability to pinpoint with any specificity where data resides at a given moment. In turn, it may be too late to comply with privacy laws in every jurisdiction.
Bankruptcy of a Cloud Computing Service Provider
|What happens to data stored in a cloud when a company goes out of business (e.g., do the creditors get possession of it)?|
Storage of Trade Secrets
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Does the disclosure of the trade secret to a cloud service provider violate the Uniform Trade Secrets Act requirement to make reasonably effort to maintain secrecy?
Actions in Privacy Breaches
Who does an individual take action against if cloud computing service provider no long exists?
- Tanya Forsheit, Legal Implications of Cloud Computing (Privacy and the Cloud), Information Law Group (Sept. 30, 2009) available at http://www.infolawgroup.com/2009/09/articles/cloud-computing-1/legal-implications-of-cloud-computing-part-two-privacy-and-the-cloud/ (last visited Mar. 26, 2010)
- Robert Gellman, Privacy in the Clouds: Risks to Privacy and Confidentiality from Cloud Computing, World Privacy Forum (Feb. 23, 2009) available at http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/pdf/WPF_Cloud_Privacy_Report.pdf (last visited Mar. 26, 2010).