Seeing in the Clouds - Understanding Why You Need to Know Where Your Data Lives


In recent years, more corporate resources and data storage have moved to "cloud computing." While determining the location of the cloud computing services and data was initially thought to be difficult, if not impossible, conventional wisdom has changed expectations, and industry and government experts now expect a much clearer picture of where their information resides, and where it has traveled. These expectations modify attorneys’ responsibilities for tracking this information, understanding cross-border implications, and can impact potential discovery responses. In short, the globalization of data services brings into play the real-life consequences of data crossing borders and potentially being subject to the laws of each affected country.

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