Contracts for Clouds - Comparison and analysis of the terms and conditions of cloud computing services
This paper has been produced by Queen Mary University of London within the Cloud Legal Project.
Cloud computing, in fact, despite its great flexibility and scalability, seems to provide less certainty for the customers in terms of the location of data placed into the cloud and the legal foundations of any contract with the provider.
This article, after having clarified what cloud computing is (and, to some extent, is not) reports on a detailed survey and analysis of the Terms and Conditions made available or supplied by a range of Cloud computing providers.
A relevant starting point for small and medium-sized enterprises who want concretely analyze and better understand the legal and contractual issues related with cloud computing technologies.
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