Up in the Cloud: Conference on Legal and Privacy Challenges in Cloud Computing

Date: 5-6 July 2013

Venue: 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Website: http://www.law.hku.hk/lawtech/cloudcomputing/

The one and a half day Conference brings together local and international experts from the academics, industries, legal professionals and regulatory authorities to discuss and explore the complex legal and privacy challenges brought by the rapidly evolving cloud computing technology.

Cloud computing is fast becoming an integral part of people’s daily life, with people’s activities in the physical world or personal computers increasingly moving to web-based services “up in the cloud”. While cloud computing provides unprecedented convenience and thus unleashes commercial and social innovations, it also leads to great uncertainty to a multitude of individual rights, such as privacy, security, intellectual properties, particularly because of its reliance on cross-border data hosting and outsourcing. The conference will discuss the approaches to address these problems, including especially issues pertaining to personal data protection, contracting, jurisdiction, regulatory framework reform and crimes.