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Survey: Foreign Companies Fear Data, IP Theft in China

Posted in Cloud Computing, Intellectual Property, Privacy & Data Security

On March 29, the American Chamber of Commerce in China (“AmCham China”) released its 15th annual Business Climate Survey.  This year, AmCham China polled 325 of its members, most of which are U.S. companies operating in China.  According to AmCham China’s Chairman, this year’s results reflect “expectations for growth” tempered with “a more conservative business… Continue Reading

The European Network and Information Security Agencies (ENISA) Releases New Cyber-Security Cloud Computing Recommendations

Posted in Cloud Computing

By Fredericka Argent and Ezra Steinhardt On 14 February 2013, ENISA announced the release of a new report titled “Critical Cloud Computing – A CIIP Perspective on Cloud Computing Services”. The report sets out new cyber-security measures for cloud providers and users to implement when protecting “CII systems” against outages, disruptions and cyber-attacks.  “CII systems”… Continue Reading

European Commission Establishes European Cloud Partnership Steering Board

Posted in Cloud Computing

By Ezra Steinhardt and Fredericka Argent The first meeting of the new Steering Board of the European Cloud Partnership (“ECP”) was held this week in Brussels.  The meeting, and the formation of the Steering Board, represent some of the first concrete steps towards the implementation of the European Commission’s plan to develop Europe’s cloud computing… Continue Reading

European Cloud Computing Strategy Raises Questions Over Future of Private Copy Levies

Posted in Cloud Computing, Intellectual Property

By Ezra Steinhardt and Jacqueline Clover On September 27, 2012, the European Commission released its Communication strategy paper on cloud computing.  The strategy, in development for over a year, advocates a range of new measures to help Europe capitalise on the growth of cloud computing and increase Europe’s rate of cloud adoption.  See further below… Continue Reading

FFIEC Issues Risk Management Guidance for Cloud Computing

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By Mike Nonaka On July 10, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued risk management guidance for depository institutions’ use of cloud computing.  The guidance defines cloud computing generally as “a migration from owned resources to shared resources in which client users receive information technology services, on demand, from third-party service providers via the Internet ‘cloud.’” … Continue Reading