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This conference, chaired by Mark Weston, will cover a selection of topical legal issues ranging from the use of edge computing through to the complexities of data protection and key issues in cloud contracts.

Conference Agenda

This Conference will cover the following topics:

9.30am - 10.15am Cloud Computing and Data Protection

Robert Bond, Bristows LLP

This session will explain how to comply with data protection in cloud computing. The continued increase in cloud solutions and our reliance upon hosted solutions means that both cloud providers and their business customers must consider their respective duties and liabilities under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Topics covered will include:

  • Latest cloud computing issues for personal data
  • Data protection principles
  • The role of the Controller
  • The role of the Processor
  • The need for suitable data processing contracts
  • Managing data subject rights in the cloud
  • The risks of non-compliance

10.15am - 11.00am Cloud Security - Demonstrating Compliance

Richard Kemp, Kemp IT Law

Cloud customers are becoming more demanding in the assurances about information security they expect from their providers; and cloud providers also increasingly recognise that their customers may themselves be under onerous security regulatory and other legal duties.

Contractual negotiations in this area can be fraught as a result.

This session will review emerging market practice in the areas of:

  • Due diligence - security and impact assessments
  • The advantages and limitation of technical standards certification as a way of demonstrating compliance
  • Scope and depth of contractual security obligations
  • Liability limitation and risk allocation

11.15am - 12.00 Edge Computing - When Clouds Move Too Slowly

Lorna Brazell, Osborne Clarke

Edge computing is emerging as an essential mechanism to handle data processing in the Internet of Things, or very high speed applications from banking to augmented reality.

Smart devices may transfer data to a local processor which carries out some of the necessary processing, reducing backhaul traffic to the cloud repository and the resulting latency. But while offering obvious performance improvements, such fragmentation can also raise legal issues over and above those of the cloud.

This session will introduce the terminology of the edge, and review some of the legal questions, including:

  • Security of data and devices
  • Data privacy in the fog
  • Contractual issues: maintenance, failure points and liability
  • Applicable laws and jurisdiction in split services
  • Due diligence and auditing

12.00 - 12.45pm Workshop 1: Amazon Web Services

Chair: Mark Weston, Hill Dickinson

A workshop session discussing and analysing Amazon’s latest version of their comprehensive AWS standard terms and covering both the universal service terms, applicable to all services and the key service terms applicable only to specific services

12.45 - 1.00pm Questions on Morning Session

2.00pm - 2.50pm Quantum Computing … stepping back from the Edge and the Cloud

Chair: Mark Weston, Hill Dickinson

This session is a primer about what quantum computing is, developments in it and how it will threaten (and benefit) the cloud industry

  • What is a quantum computer
  • Entanglement
  • Superposition
  • Qubits
  • The threat to cloud encryption
  • Bandwidth irrelevance
  • Stepping back from the Edge and the Cloud

2.50pm - 3.40pm Data Localisation Update

Quentin Archer, Hogan Lovells

Cloud computing is now widespread, but do users of cloud computing services unnecessarily expose data to access by governments, prosecuting authorities or to parties in litigation?

Are there serious risks that the implementation of cloud computing will contravene data localisation rules?

This session will cover:

  • Territorial rights of access to data, including emerging legislation in India and elsewhere
  • The US CLOUD Act and reciprocal legislation
  • Limitations on access to data in the cloud
  • Does encryption solve the problem?
  • Export control laws around the globe

3.55pm - 4.45pm Workshop 2: Standard Cloud Contracts

Lorna Brazell, Osborne Clarke

Lorna Brazell will take a standard cloud contract and analyse it to see where it falls down (from a user perspective) against the issues highlighted by all of the day's presentations

4.45pm - Close Questions & Answers

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Conference | 21.05.2020

London | 9:30am - 5:15pm

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