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Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00 (CEST)

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Forced Localisation of Cloud Services: Is Privacy the Real Driver?


The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, is pleased to announce the second of its seminars in Paris on: “Regulating Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things”.
 
This seminar: "Forced Localisation of Cloud Services: Is Privacy the Real Driver?” will be presented by Christopher Millard, Solicitor and Professor of Privacy and Information Law at Queen Mary University of London. He 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.

Commentary on the presentation will be provided by Dr Jatinder Singh of Cambridge University; Carole Marechal of Telehouse and Marie Abadie of Microsoft France. 


Date:                     Wednesday 5 October 2016

Time:                     18h30 (accueil from 18h)

Location:               9 - 11 rue de Constantine, Paris 7e
 
The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception, as of 20h.

In collaboration with the Association Française des Juristes d'Entreprise.

About the Speaker

Christopher Millard is Professor of Privacy and Information Law in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, and is Senior Counsel to the law firm Bristows. He has over 30 years’ experience in technology law, both in academia and legal practice. Christopher has led the Cloud Legal Project since it was established at QMUL in 2009 and has been Joint Director of the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre since its launch in 2014.

His first book, Legal Protection of Computer Programs and Data (Sweet & Maxwell, 1985), was one of the earliest international comparative law works in the field and he has since published widely on legal and regulatory issues relating to information technology, communications, privacy, e-commerce, and Internet law. Since 2008 his main research focus has been cloud computing. He is co-author of Cloud Computing Law (Oxford University Press, 2013) and is a founding editor of the International Journal of Law and IT and of International Data Privacy Law.

Christopher is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society for Computers & Law, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a past-President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations, and a past-Chair of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association. He was a member of the OECD’s Steering Group on Contractual Solutions for Transborder Data Flows (2000-01) and since 2002 he has been a member of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force on Privacy and Personal Data Protection.

Before he joined Bristows in 2008, Christopher was head of the global privacy practice at Linklaters and prior to that he was a partner at Clifford Chance. He has twice been designated Internet and eCommerce Lawyer of the Year by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

 

A further seminar on: "Cloud Service Providers and Law Enforcement" will take place on 1 December 2016.

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University of London Institute in Paris
9 - 11 rue de Constantine
75007 Paris
France

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00 (CEST)


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Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London

In 1980, Sir Roy Goode created the Centre for Commercial Law Studies to promote the systematic study and research of national and international commercial law and its social and economic implications. It also works to develop a body of knowledge, information and skills that can be placed at the service of government, public bodies, overseas institutions, the legal profession, industry and commerce. In its research and teaching, the Centre focuses strongly on the global development of international commercial law.

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies is especially well placed to undertake this mission. Lincoln's Inn Fields is in the heart of legal London and only a short flight from Brussels, the administrative capital of the European Union. Members of academic staff are drawn from all parts of the world. A particular feature of our research and teaching is the participation of leading lawyers working in the finance centres of the City. Their cutting edge practical experience, combined with the academic credentials of our faculty, allow us to create a superbly balanced educational programme.

CCLS is a dedicated postgraduate centre offering LLM, MSc, Diploma and Certificate programmes in the various aspects of commercial law. The Centre currently has 28 academic members of staff and 136 registered research students on the PhD programme, giving the Queen Mary School of Law 63 members of academic staff and 222 doctoral researchers in total.

The Centre is international in composition and outlook. It is able to draw on the input of distinguished resident and visiting scholars from overseas and to engage in comparative examination of the legal systems of other countries. This gives our students an exceptionally rich study environment. We take particular care to ensure that the excellence of our academic programme is combined with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere within the Centre. We pay special attention to the needs of overseas students or visitors from overseas.

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