Clearing the way for cloud computing in law firms

October 20, 2010 Cloud computing is the term used to describe systems that allow users to access software and data storage over the internet, rather than carrying them around on individual computers.

There are obvious economic benefits for law firms, as users pay only for what they use and information can be available from any location. Before widespread take-up of the technology occurs, however, lingering issues surrounding privacy and data sovereignty will have to be addressed.

To this end, Mark Vincent – a partner at Sydney-based law firm Truman Hoyle – has been invited to help form an Asia Pacific working party providing policy advice regarding how legal and regulatory harmonisation and risk assessment could smooth the way for organisations looking to harness cloud computing.

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