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Janet Stiven Quoted in Chicago Lawyer Article on Cloud Computing

Lawyers Need to be Greater Advocates for Privacy

August 7, 2013

Janet A. Stiven, a Chicago-based business attorney and Dykema Member who assists clients in an outside general counsel role as well as with strategic business and technology transactions, is quoted in an article, “Demystifying the cloud,” that appears in the August 2013 issue of Chicago Lawyer magazine.

The article discusses the opportunities and challenges that cloud computing—the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet, rather than a local server, to store, manage and process data—presents law firms.

In the article, Stiven, who has written and spoken extensively on the legal issues that cloud computing raises, notes that law firms need to be exceptionally thorough when reviewing terms and conditions of contracts with providers of cloud technology. Stiven says that lawyers need to be “more vocally opposed to” provisions that enable captured information to be sold “even if the data is depersonalized.”

Stiven adds that lawyers should increase efforts to “advocate for privacy” protections from cloud service providers.

To read this Chicago Lawyer article in its entirety, click here.