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Seminar series
QMUL - CCLS event

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), is hosting the second of their seminars in Paris on “Regulating Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things”, in collaboration with the Association Française des Juristes d'Entreprise.

Join Christopher Millard, Solicitor and Professor of Privacy and Information Law at QMUL, in discussion of this new challenge for legal practice.

Prof Millard will examine current controversies regarding ‘data sovereignty’ and ‘data location’ and the impact that these are having on global Internet services and, in particular, on cloud computing. Concerns regarding offshore processing of personal data are not new but the debate has become increasingly heated since Edward Snowden’s revelations of the systematic, mass surveillance activities of various governments. Prof Millard will analyse various recent initiatives to control data location (in the EU and elsewhere) and will ask whether privacy is the real motivator. He will argue that the focus of geographic location of data is based on misunderstandings about how cloud services and data security work and that there are better ways of protecting privacy.

Insight on the topic and presentations will be provided by Dr Jatinder Singh of Cambridge University, Carole Marechal of Telehouse and Marie Abadie of Microsoft France.

CCLS seminars are open to all and any interested parties.

The event is free but numbers are limited; please register in advance to reserve your place.

Event contact

For further information, please contact Anna Gray