A practical introduction to the legal issues, by Renzo Marchini. Second edition
Cloud computing is used ever more extensively by businesses and consumers. But when buying cloud products, how do you judge the legal issues and risks? And how can cloud providers address legal concerns while ensuring that their business is profitable?
Cloud computing: A practical introduction to the legal issues will bring you quickly up to speed. It explores security in the cloud, data protection, service levels and contracts, including issues that arise when the cloud is used by regulated sectors such as financial services. It covers the different types of cloud product – software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (PaaS) – drawing distinctions and identifying common issues.
In this second edition, the book been updated in the light of increased experience of contracting in the cloud, and with an eye to proposed regulation that is likely to have an impact on cloud take-up. For example there is a new chapter on tax issues in the cloud, while sections on data protection have been substantially revised to reflect recent guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
It also links with related standards:
- BS ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Information technology. Security techniques. Information security requirements
- BS ISO/IEC 27018:2014 Information technology. Security techniques. Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds acting as PII processors
- BS 10012:2009 Data Protection. Specification for a personal information management system
The book will be especially useful for IT personnel, cloud company management and lawyers involved in IT.
“This follows in the footsteps of the already excellent first edition. The updates are relevant and timely. A very useful and easy to read handbook, especially for those not part of the legal profession.” Andreas Fuchsberger, Microsoft Corporation, Corporate Standards Group
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BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information technology. Security techniques. Information security management systems. Requirements
BS ISO/IEC 27018:2014 Information technology. Security techniques. Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds acting as PII processors
BS 10012:2009 Data protection. Specification for a personal information management system