Official Publications and Cloud Guidelines
The Law Society of Scotland has published guidance for lawyers
Law Society guidance on cloud computing for law firms.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has also published
The Council of Bars and Law Society's of Europe guidelines
Cloud Industry Forum
CIF White Paper 8 – A Cloud Buyers Guide
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SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) - Thought provoking document
The Law Society of England & Wales
The Law Society of British Columbia
Practice Resource Cloud Computing Checklist
The Ministry of Justice guidance - CJSM users must comply with
Ministry of Justice guidance on Cloud Computing and CJSM
DMH Stallard & CIF - Best practice in Cloud Contracts
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As the Law Society notes, "Cloud systems may provide an alternative means of storing and processing data.
Depending on whom you talk to, "Cloud computing" may be simply the latest IT buzz word or a dynamic infrastructure used by many organisations. Cloud computing providers claim that they can offer law firms a low-cost alternative to storing and processing data and software on their own computer or local server. Instead, data and software is stored and processed remotely in the cloud provider's data centre, accessed as a service by using the internet.
One of the main benefits of cloud computing is that it is paid for on a service basis which avoids high initial investment and ongoing upgrade fees associated with software licensing. Other benefits cloud providers claim to offer include increased flexibility for the user, the availability of support and maintenance, the ability to respond more quickly to changing IT demands and simplification of IT systems."
The Law Society notes that, "like all IT developments, cloud systems present a new set of risks and concerns". Their advice note is intended to highlight important cloud computing issues to help lawyers decide if a cloud system is right for them and for their law firm.
Contact LawCloud for further information
LawCloud has prepared an initial response document to the Law Society guidelines highlighting what we think is the most relevant and important information for our clients. To receive your copy of the LawCloud guidance response, please fill in your name and emaill address on the form provided to the right of this page.
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