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Privacy Posts: News on Privacy, Security and Data Protection

July 2010
Mayer Brown Newsletter
Editors' Note

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Mayer Brown’s Privacy Posts, a newsletter on privacy, security and data protection law that will report and provide commentary on developments and trends that are significant to our clients’ business across the globe. Watch for our next issue in the coming months. As always, we welcome your thoughts and comments and invite you to contact us with any feedback.

Cloud Computing May Violate German Data Privacy Laws
Tim Wybitul, Dr. Andrea Patzak and Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld

The term “Cloud Computing” is generally used to describe services through which a company accesses software applications, databases, infrastructure and related services via the Internet or other networks. The use of Cloud Computing is growing substantially worldwide due to the cost savings and other benefits it provides. Due to concerns regarding personal data protection and transfers, German data protection authorities want to impose tougher restrictions and requirements on both Cloud Computing and other outsourcing arrangements involving personal data. Companies need to ensure that they are complying with these strict new requirements. Failure to comply with these laws may result in substantial fines, civil lawsuits and reputational damages.

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