Navigating Data Privacy Issues in Cloud Computing

Presented by

Hazel Grant, Partner, Bristows

About this talk

Hazel Grant will cover, data privacy issues in cloud computing. She will also cover enforcement issues, new powers in the UK and the planned enforcement in EU jurisdictions. Hazel is an IT lawyer, specialising in information law. She advises on data protection compliance, including data transfers (using both EU model contracts and binding corporate rules), government data sharing projects and responses to data security breaches. Additionally, Hazel advises on responses to freedom of information requests and handling appeals to decision notices. Hazel is an editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy, a contributing editor (on data protection and freedom of information) for the Encyclopedia of Information Technology Law (both Sweet and Maxwell). She is rated as a leading individual for Data Protection in Chambers and Partners 2010, where she is described as: "highly respected" and "pragmatic and down-to-earth ... easy to work with, relaxed and objective” This session will look at the data protection and privacy issues that businesses are tackling in using and providing cloud services. From data location and the prohibition on data transfers, to data security and compliance with the transparency principle. Cloud services are requiring lawyers and their clients to look at data protection in a new way and find a way of ensuring compliance with obligations and principles that were set in a world prior to cloud.

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