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Private Clouds with No Silver Lining: Legal Risk in Private Cloud Services


  • Rebecca IGLESIAS

    (Webb Henderson, Sydney, Australia)


    (Webb Henderson, Sydney, Australia)

  • Anisha TRAVIS

    (Webb Henderson, Sydney, Australia)


This paper provides an overview of the legal risks that arise from the use of private clouds arising from lawful interception, data protection obligations and legal professional privilege. The paper uses an Australian perspective to provide examples, but concludes that there are significant legal risks in all jurisdictions.

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  • Rebecca IGLESIAS & Rob NICHOLLS & Anisha TRAVIS, 2012. "Private Clouds with No Silver Lining: Legal Risk in Private Cloud Services," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(85), pages 125-140, 1st quart.
  • Handle: RePEc:idt:journl:cs8506

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    cloud computing; private cloud; lawful interception; data protection; professional privilege.;

    JEL classification:

    • K23 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law
    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • Z18 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Public Policy


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