Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

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

Centre Submits Comments to Singapore Data Protection Consultation

On April 27, 2012, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP submitted comments to the latest Singapore consultation on proposed personal data protection legislation. The Centre’s comments focus on how consent is addressed in the legislation and on assuring that the law applies only to Singapore data.… Continue Reading

CBI for the Cloud

A growing number of companies are implementing cloud computing solutions to lower IT costs and increase efficiency. Although cloud technology offers an array of advantages, organizations that rely on the cloud must compensate for the corresponding increase in risk associated with outsourcing business operations to a third party.… Continue Reading

EU Commissioner Reding Promotes Use of BCRs at IAPP Congress in Paris

On November 29, 2011, at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress, EU Commissioner Viviane Reding provided insight into some of the details of the proposals for the revised EU data protection framework. She focused on promoting Binding Corporate Rules as a solution for safeguarding international flows of data.… Continue Reading

Strategies for Evaluating Cloud Computing Agreements

In April 2011, a technical malfunction suffered by the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud resulted in a multi-day outage affecting hundreds of businesses.  The incident offered high-profile evidence of both the widespread popularity of cloud computing and the potential consequences of storing company data in the cloud.  It also drew attention to cloud service contracts, raising … Continue Reading