Emerging Law & Policy Issues In Cloud Computing

Friday, March 12, 2010
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
UC Berkeley International House

Sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, the Berkeley School of Law, and the School of Information

As more and more computing activity shifts to the cloud, individuals and corporations are entrusting their data and its processing to third parties operating in a virtualized computing environment. New business models have arisen to meet the opportunity presented by cloud computing, but many of the legal issues surrounding activity on the cloud remain unresolved.

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the UC Berkeley School of Information will host a conference on March 12, 2010 to explore the emerging legal and policy issues raised by the increasing use of cloud computing. Speakers from government, corporations, academia, and law firms will discuss privacy concerns, regulatory issues, consumer protection, intellectual property questions, and best practices for practitioners.

Panelists include representatives from companies at the forefront of cloud technology such as IBM, Microsoft,, Sun, and Intuit; legal academics from leading universities including UC Berkeley, the University of Chicago, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Mannheim; government officials from the Federal Trade Commission; and practitioners with extensive experience advising their clients of the benefits and risks of the cloud and negotiating deals for vendors and customers.

See the conference website for more information.

Advance registration required. 

Speakers include:

  • Robert Barr, BCLT Executive Director
  • Brian Carver, UC Berkeley School of Information
  • Michelle Dennedy, Sun Microsystems
  • David Fagan, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Thomas Fetzer, Univ of Mannheim Law School
  • Michael Geist, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
  • Stephen Gillespie, Fenwick & West LLP
  • Barbara Lawler, Intuit
  • Renzo Marchini, Dechert LLP
  • Adam Miller, California Department of Justice
  • Julian Millstein, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • John Moss,
  • Daren Orzechowski, White & Case LLP
  • Lydia Parnes, Wilson, Sonsini, Goorich & Rosati PC (fmr FTC)
  • Randal Picker, University of Chicago Law School
  • Alan Raul, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Pam Samuelson, BCLT & Berkeley Law
  • Rich Sauer, Microsoft  
  • Jason Schultz, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic
  • Paul Schwartz, BCLT & Berkeley Law
  • Carl Settlemeyer, Federal Trade Commission
  • Jule Sigal, Microsoft
  • Peter Tennant, IBM

Last updated:

March 26, 2015