Cloud Computing Law: Data Protection and Cybersecurity

Queen Mary University of London

Delve into the intricacies of cloud computing law with the "Cloud Computing Law: Data Protection and Cybersecurity" course offered by Queen Mary University of London. This comprehensive program sheds light on the legal intricacies and obligations surrounding the processing of personal data in cloud environments, addressing the responsibilities of prominent cloud providers and individual rights under data protection law.

Throughout the course, participants will gain a deep understanding of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its application to cloud services. The modules cover the identification of controllers and processors, their roles and responsibilities, compliance measures for cloud providers and customers, and the implications of international data transfers.

  • Explore the foundational principles of data protection and cybersecurity
  • Gain insights into GDPR provisions, individual rights, and lawful processing of personal data
  • Examine the intricacies of international data transfers, including adequacy decisions and appropriate safeguards
  • Understand the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive and its impact on cybersecurity in critical infrastructure

By delving into case studies and practical scenarios, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure compliance with GDPR and NIS Directive regulations within cloud services.

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Cloud Computing Law: Data Protection and Cybersecurity
Course Modules

This course's modules cover the foundational aspects of data protection, GDPR compliance, international data transfers, and the regulation of cybersecurity in critical infrastructure within cloud services.

Protecting Personal Data in the Cloud

The first module, "Protecting Personal Data in the Cloud," provides a comprehensive overview of data protection and cybersecurity, emphasizing the fundamental principles of GDPR.

  • Explore the concept of personal data and the roles of GDPR actors
  • Examine lawful processing and the relationship between controllers and processors
  • Understand security obligations, individual rights, and GDPR provisions on fines and compensation
  • Engage with case studies and practical discussions to reinforce learning

International Data Transfers and Cloud Services

The second module, "International Data Transfers and Cloud Services," delves into the complexities of international data transfers and their implications for cloud providers and customers.

  • Examine the establishment test and targeting and monitoring in international data transfers
  • Understand third country transfer restrictions, transfer options, and adequacy decisions
  • Explore the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, binding corporate rules, and derogations from third country data transfer restrictions
  • Analyze case studies and real-world scenarios to contextualize the concepts

Cybersecurity, Cloud, and Critical Infrastructure

The third module, "Cybersecurity, Cloud, and Critical Infrastructure," focuses on the regulation of critical infrastructure and cybersecurity under the NIS Directive.

  • Understand the NIS Directive's definition of critical infrastructure and its enforcement
  • Explore cloud providers' duties in incident notification and ensuring service security
  • Gain insights into jurisdiction, oversight, and enforcement of the NIS Directive
  • Engage with case studies to apply the regulatory concepts to practical scenarios
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