Cloud Contracting Risks

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 07, 2015 TIME: 12:00-13:00 LOCATION: AUDITORIUM

Reaching Compliance Across Jurisdictions: Fundamental Considerations Before Signing a Cloud Services Contract

Cloud adoption is rapidly increasing, many organisations struggle to establish a sustainable contracting process. The one-size-fits-all aspect of cloud computing is often reflected in the limited flexibility of cloud service providers during contract negotiations. More and more organizations are left with the choice of signing standard terms and conditions. This strongly increases the need for organizations to define their contract requirements prior to selecting a cloud solution. The specific types of data (e.g. confidential data, privacy sensitive data) to be stored in the future cloud service, the related risks and applicable legal domains (e.g. data privacy, trade controls) should determine the contract requirements. These requirements have to be taken into account in order to ensure compliance with laws and regulations after accepting any terms and conditions. During this presentation the basics of data classification for cloud, determining applicable legal domains and verifying the resulting contract requirements against the terms and conditions are discussed.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding legal and compliance challenges
  • Importance of defining contracting requirements
  • Ability to determine applicable legal domains
  • Making risk-based decisions for cloud contracting

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John is partner of the Amstelveen practice of KPMG IT Advisory. In his current position he is heading the Information Security Services of KPMG in Netherland, covering the following services: lSecurity Strategy Services lIT Governance, Risk and Compliance lTechnical Security Services...

Dr. Karsten Kinast, LL.M., Attorney at Law (Germany), is founding Partner of the Law Firm “Kinast & Partner” with an exclusive focus on Data Protection Law and IT-Law. He holds a Master of Laws Degree in European Legal Informatics and  serves as external Data Protection...


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European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015

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  • May 05 - 08, 2015 Munich, Germany