mai 10 2021

Cloud Computing 2021: Cloud in the Age of COVID-19


Practising Law Institute


If there was ever a doubt about the future of Cloud computing, COVID-19 wiped it out. Business leaders flocked to the cloud to keep their businesses alive. This program will take a look at the impact the pandemic has had on Cloud provide practical advice on the context and business realities around which cloud computing exists; key terms for cloud computing contracts; vendor and customer obligations and responsibilities associated with cloud computing services; the compliance obligations and concerns most important to potential purchasers; policies and procedures to help protect sensitive data in the cloud; transfers of data between cloud computing vendors; and the unique challenges that cloud presents in litigation. This is an opportunity to hear from professionals representing providers and purchasers alike, who will help you understand the unique attributes of cloud computing deals. 

What You Will Learn:

  • The Need for Cloud Computing during COVID
  • Contract Issues in Cloud Computing Deals
  • Legal Ethics and the Cloud
  • Cloud Computing in the Courts: A Consideration of Common Cloud Litigation Issues 
  • Privacy & Security Considerations in Cloud Computing

During the Practising Law Institute’s 2:15pm PDT presentation, Cloud Computing in the Courts: A Consideration of Common Cloud Litigation Issues, Mayer Brown partner Brad Peterson and colleague Janan Crocker will discuss:

Part A: Legal Considerations when Building and Launching Cloud Products

  • Engaging with cross functional stakeholders, including engineers
  • Intellectual property and open source issues
  • Terms of service and other external agreements
  • Export compliance, competition, accessibility, privacy
  • Provider liability and user content moderation

Part B: Litigation

  • CLOUD Act
  • Data Ownership and other IP Issues
  • Limitations of Liability
  • Damages and Theories of Recovery
  • Strategy Consideration

For more information, please visit the event website.

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