San Francisco, CA – –The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) yesterday announced the formation of the Legal Information Center (CLIC), a new online resource. The launch of the CLIC is part of an ongoing effort on behalf of the CSA to help individuals and organizations better understand and address the various and often complicated legal issues related to cloud computing.
– Jim Reavis, Executive Director,CSA.
The CLIC will be an open resource for cloud computing practitioners, regulators, and legal experts with a mission to provide unbiased information about the applicability of existing laws and also identify laws that are being impacted by technology trends that may require modification.
As part of this new initiative, CSA and Box will host a panel discussion entitled, “US and Foreign Laws Regulating Government Access to Data Held in the Cloud” on Thursday, February 28th from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Panel participants will include legal and regulatory experts from seven countries and will be moderated by Francoise Gilbert, Founder and General Manager of the IT Law Group as well as General Counsel for the CSA. The panel will explore a wide range of issues related to the rule of laws governing access of governments to data held in the cloud.
“Any organization that is leveraging the cloud is now subject to a wide range of new and continuously changing regulatory compliance issues. These issues include everything from corporate data retention policies to privacy protections for citizens,” said Jim Reavis, Executive Director of the CSA. “Confusion about legal issues is one of the biggest issues facing both cloud providers and cloud customers. The LIC will serve an important role in helping our member organizations not only ensure they remain in compliance with international laws but can help shape those laws as well.”
Specific details on the resources, information and assets making up the LIC will be announced at RSA. Members of the media interested in attending the event should contact [email protected] to receive press credentials.
About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.