Just to point out a good 2009 article The Fog over the Grimpen Mire: Cloud Computing and the Law by HP researcher Miranda Mowbray, who’s a computer scientist.
As well as outlining what is cloud computing, it deals with issues of privacy, security and use of data stored in the cloud, continuity of service, multi-jurisdictional aspects, and also subcontracting and network outsourcing.
She warns of the importance of checking that the contractual terms of agreement provide sufficient protection to would-be cloud computing users, and risks like lock in.
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