BIP 0117:2015 Cloud Computing: A practical introduction to the legal issues (Second Edition)

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BIP 0117:2015

Cloud Computing: A practical introduction to the legal issues (Second Edition)

Status : Current   Published : April 2015



What is this Business Information Publication (BIP) about?

Cloud computing is being used more and more by businesses and consumers and proposed regulations will have a further impact on cloud take up. This second edition revises legal concerns and risks associated with buying cloud products, including security, data protection and service levels and contracts.

Who is this standard for?

  • IT personnel
  • Cloud company management
  • IT lawyers

Why should you use this BIP?

It provides the most up-to-date information available in light of the latest guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office; current proposed regulations; and drawing on an increased experience of contracting in the cloud. It enables cloud providers to address legal concerns while ensuring that their business is profitable. 

What’s changed since the last update?

This revised second edition contains specific new chapters relating to tax implications and to issues around cloud use by regulated sectors such as financial services. It also covers the different types of cloud product – software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) – drawing distinctions and identifying common issues. 

Standard NumberBIP 0117:2015
TitleCloud Computing: A practical introduction to the legal issues (Second Edition)
Publication Date10 April 2015
Cross References95/46/EC, 593/2008/EC, 864/2007/EC, 2000/31/EC, Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, Intelligence Services Act 1994, Police Act 1997, BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013, BS ISO/IEC 27002:2013, BS 7799, BS ISO/IEC 17799, BS ISO/IEC 27011, ISO/IEC TR 27015, Data Protection Act 1998, Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive), Regulations 2003, Financial Conduct Authority, Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999, 2004/39/EC, 2013/36/EU, Public Contracts Regulations 2006, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002, Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, Defamation Act 1996, Obscene Publications Act 1959, Protection of Children Act 1978, Criminal Justice Act 1988, Electronic Commerce Directive (Terrorism Act 2006), Regulations 2007
ReplacesBIP 0117:2010
DescriptorsInternet, Data processing, Computers, Data, Computer software, Data storage protection, Data security, Civil law, Legal liability, Contracts, Legal documents, Consumer-supplier relations
ISBN978 0 580 82246 9
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