Legal Tips

Legal tips for the cloud

Being aware of the legal aspects of cloud computing can help the adoption of cloud computing. Cloud computing can offer a more efficient option for services like data storage and email services with end users having their data stored in a remote location by a third party cloud provider. This model is often much cheaper than investing in servers and software, but it does come with risks. Users need to be sure the contract they sign really meets their needs, gives precise information regarding ownership, access, privacy and security, governing law, allocation of the risk and what happens if the cloud provider goes out of business.

CloudWATCH is publishing a series of informative tips for potential adopters of the cloud, indicating the right places to look for accurate and trustworthy information on this issue.