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Advanced Web-based technologies now allow consumers to either keep files and functions on the desktop, or to buy those services from firms running computer servers elsewhere. Researchers featured on TAP explore the implications of these trends for pricing, competition, and security of content and services delivered and housed remotely.

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How does artificial intelligence intersect with the laws that have been established to govern human interactions? Three recent works by TAP scholars examine whether our laws should apply to robots.
In his new paper co-written with Kris Hartley, Professor Khuong Vu explains that cloud computing is playing a crucial role in the worldwide digital transformation currently underway; and he outlines policy items to support cloud computing adoption.
Privacy law expert Dan Solove discusses the compliance challenges with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
George Washington University law professor Daniel Solove explains that Cloud Service Agreements are critical because they are at the front line of protecting the privacy and security of personal data.
Professors Christopher Millard and Ian Walden explain the legal and security considerations for cloud-supported Internet of Things.
Professors Christopher Millard and Ian Walden share their research on the forced localization of cloud computing. This refers to in-country data storage facilities that physically keeps data stored on servers within a country’s borders.
Professors Christopher Millard and Ian Walden share their expertise and enthusiasm for the complexities of cloud computing in an Internet-connected world.
Professor Christopher Millard, Queen Mary University of London, asks why governments, legislators and regulators are focusing so intensely on the physical location of data. In “Forced Localization of Cloud Services: Is Privacy the Real Driver?,” Professor Millard examines the motivations behind insistence that data stored in cloud services be geographically and legally-secured within a country’s borders.
NYU’s Information Law Institute and Center on Law and Security explore issues related to government access to data in the cloud. This post provides a summary of a roundtable discussion that tackled topics such as warrants vs. subpoenas in the digital context, transborder government access to data stored in the cloud, and the legality of broad government surveillance.
Professor James Grimmelmann, University of Maryland, explains why he wrote an amicus brief (with David Post) arguing that Aereo should win its Supreme Court case. Aereo is a startup that lets users stream or record live broadcast TV content.
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Cloud Computing

“Cloud computing” describes how computer-related services and software increasingly have been provided over the Internet and other networks since the late 1990s.


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