Cloud computing is a dominant global trend in system deployment, IT service delivery and software applications. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from its potential to reduce costs while increasing productivity and flexibility. Yet, the various facets and commercial applications of cloud computing as well as its legal framework are not always well understood, and many unfounded myths and fears remain. That is why Langlois Lawyers offered to clarify the cloud’s legal and commercial aspects, with the participation of Microsoft.
During this presentation, our speakers discussed the applicable legal framework in Quebec and Canada, particularly with respect to the protection of personal information. Also dealt with were the various service offerings and opportunities offered by the cloud, and how to contractually manage the issues related to the privacy, confidentiality, integrity, accessibility, accountability and control of documents and data, depending on the different contexts in which a business may operate.