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Janet Stiven To Share Insights on Cloud Computing Legal Issues at Two Industry Conferences

Will Present at Cloud Congress (Orlando) and HIMSS mHealth Summit (Washington, D.C.) the Week of December 2, 2013

December 3, 2013

Janet A. Stiven, a Chicago-based business attorney and Dykema Member who advises clients concerning the legal implications related to technology use in business operations and focuses on legal issues related to cloud computing, will be a guest presenter at two upcoming industry conferences.

On December 4, 2013, Stiven will address the Cloud Security Alliance Congress, the premier gathering of IT security professionals and executives involved in all matters of securing information and data in the cloud. Stiven’s presentation—“The New Role of the Cloud in M&A – What CEOs and CFOs Need to Know”—will address such important and evolving issues as:

  • How cloud computing is redefining M&A
  • How to assess cloud-related data privacy and security transactions in M&A transactions
  • The risks and benefits of cloud-based due diligence
  • How to evaluate the risks and compliance considerations related to a target company’s cloud-based supply chain, engineering, manufacturing or other operations

This is the 4th Annual Cloud Security Alliance. The organization, led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other stakeholders, has as its mission the education and promotion of best practices in providing security assurance within cloud computing.

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On December 8, 2012, Stiven will present, as part of the American Bar Association’s SciTech Law Track, at the HIMSS mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. This gathering, the fifth of its kind, will attract healthcare and technology leaders in government, the private sector, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mobile health continuum.

Stiven’s presentation—“Big Data: Emerging Legal Issues When Protected Health Information is Stored in the Cloud”—will focus on the key legal issues created when providers turn to cloud-based platforms (such as Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service or Infrastructure-as-a-Service) to store private health information.

In her remarks Stiven will address the particular challenges of data privacy and security compliance with HIPAA when cloud services are used. She will provide guidance on due diligence strategies and risk assessments of cloud service providers.  Stiven will highlight some of the legal risks that can emerge when providers move to the cloud without clear understanding of their legal obligations.

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