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Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Cloud Computing: Emerging Legal and Policy Concerns

Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936,

WHAT: A one day conference on the risks and benefits of cloud computing. As more computing activity shifts to a virtual environment, individuals and corporations are entrusting confidential data to third parties. While cloud computing offers new opportunities for business enterprises, many issues about privacy risks, data ownership, and security threats remain unresolved.  Experts from government, business, academia, and the law will address these emerging legal and policy concerns.

Participants include business leaders from Intuit, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems,, and IBM; along with policymakers from the Federal Trade Commission and California Department of Justice.

Sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT), UC Berkeley School of Law; and the School of Information, UC Berkeley.

8:30 am – 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 12

The International House, UC Berkeley (at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and Bancroft Way)

See campus map.

A selection of participants and topics includes:

-Adam Miller, Deputy Attorney General, CA DOJ; will discuss law enforcement perspectives
-Carl Settlemyer, Staff Attorney, FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Advertising Practices; will discuss consumer protection & competition
-Rich Sauer, Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft; will review conflicting regulations in various jurisdictions
-John Moss, VP, Deputy General Counsel,; will discuss cloud computing agreements
-Paul Schwartz, Professor, Berkeley Law; will discuss privacy & security
-Pam Samuelson, Professor, Berkeley Law; will address Intellectual Property

For a complete list of speakers and conference agenda, go to Cloud Computing Conference.

DETAILS: Event is free for media. For more information on the conference or interview requests, please contact David Grady, assistant director of BCLT:, 510-642-3702. MCLE credit will be available for conference attendees.