Edited by Anne S.Y. Cheung, Professor of Law, the University of Hong Kong and Rolf H. Weber, Chair Professor of Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Adopting a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book focuses on emerging and innovative attempts to tackle privacy and legal issues in cloud computing, such as personal data privacy, security and intellectual property protection. Leading international academics and practitioners in the fields of law and computer science examine the specific legal implications of cloud computing pertaining to jurisdiction, biomedical practice and information ownership. This collection offers original and critical responses to the rising challenges posed by cloud computing.
Using a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this study examines emerging and innovative attempts to tackle privacy and legal issues in cloud computing such as personal data privacy, security and intellectual property protection.
An international team of legal scholars, computer science researchers, regulators and practitioners present original and critical responses to the growing challenges posed by cloud computing. They analyse the specific legal implications pertaining to jurisdiction, biomedical practice and information ownership, as well as issues of regulatory control, competition and cross-border regulation.
Law academics, practitioners and regulators will find this book to be a valuable, practical and accessible resource, as will computer science scholars interested in cloud computing issues.
‘Cloud computing provides the foundation for the myriad of network services that millions of Internet users rely upon every day. The cloud offers economic benefits to providers and convenience to users, but it also generates challenging new privacy and legal concerns that until now have been largely under-explored. Anne Cheung and Rolf Weber's exceptional book on cloud computing issues fills an important void, featuring a comprehensive, timely and engaging collection of works assessing the cloud from many legal perspectives. From privacy to copyright to jurisdiction, the book is a must-read for anyone exploring the intersection of law and cutting-edge technologies.’ – Michael A. Geist, University of Ottawa, Canada
‘Experts from various countries have managed to create a handbook on the legal aspects of cloud computing, including problems of intellectual property laws, contractual issues, privacy and private international law. In addition, the book deals with the highly sensitive and controversial problems of biomedical and health data stored in and transferred via cloud systems. The chapters are comprehensive and written with a masterful hand by lawyers who are known throughout the world as leading information law experts.’ – Thomas Hoeren, University of Muenster, Germany