Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

Industry, Privacy Advocates Join Microsoft to Protect Customer Emails in Foreign Servers

On December 15, 2014, Microsoft reported the filing of 10 amicus briefs in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals signed by leading technology and media companies, computer scientists and trade associations and advocacy organizations, in support of Microsoft's litigation to resist a U.S. Government's search warrant purporting to compel the production of Microsoft customer emails that are stored in Ireland.… Continue Reading

Centre for Information Policy Leadership Points to New ISO Cloud Privacy Standard as “Accountability” Milestone

In an article entitled The Rise of Accountability from Policy to Practice and Into the Cloud published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams, outlines the rapid global uptake of “accountability” as a cornerstone of effective data protection.… Continue Reading

European Commission Issues Cloud Service Level Agreement Standardization Guidelines

On June 26, 2014, the European Commission issued guidelines on the standardization of service level agreements for cloud services providers. The Guidelines, which were prepared by a group of experts established by the European Commission in February 2013, provide definitions of legal and technical terms and specific service level objectives designed to achieve standardization in service level agreements.… Continue Reading

Hunton Hosts Department of Commerce Data Privacy Speakers

On September 30, 2013, Hunton and Williams LLP hosted representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce for a timely discussion of the Safe Harbor Framework, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules System, and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. This blog post provides a summary of the panel's remarks.… Continue Reading

Upcoming SC Magazine Virtual Summit to Tackle Key Data Protection Issues for 2013

On November 22-23, 2012, SC Magazine will host a Virtual Summit titled “Tackling the Big 3: Clouds, Consumerisation, Cybercrime.” The Summit will feature Hunton & Williams London partner Bridget Treacy and others discussing cyberthreats expected to make headlines in 2013. This blog post includes a complimentary access code for readers to attend the Virtual Summit.… Continue Reading

UK ICO Publishes Cloud Computing Guidance

On September 27, 2012, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) published guidance on complying with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) in the context of cloud computing services (the “Guidance”). In its Guidance, the ICO reminds data controllers that transferring personal data to the cloud does not absolve them of their … Continue Reading

European Commission Issues New Cloud Computing Strategy

On September 27, 2012, the European Commission presented “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe,” a new strategy focusing on simplifying cloud computing standards and certification, developing new model contract terms for cloud computing services and the initiative for a European Cloud Partnership.… Continue Reading

Webcast on Data Privacy in the Global Era

Hunton & Williams partner Lisa Sotto, head of the Global Privacy and Data Security Practice, recently gave a presentation on global privacy law issues to the Western Independent Bankers Service Corporation. This blog post provides a link to the webcast.… Continue Reading

FFIEC Issues Statement on Cloud Computing

On July 10, 2012, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council released a statement on outsourced cloud computing activities, discussing key risk considerations associated with using third-party vendors to implement cloud computing solutions and identifying applicable risk mitigation considerations contained in the FFIEC IT Examination Handbook. … Continue Reading