Cloud Computing Legal Deskbook serves as a compass to anyone navigating the complicated intersection of law and technology. Cloud services present a unique set of challenges for users, providers, and legal practitioners. The rules and regulations governing cloud services have not evolved at the same pace as the behavior the rules are supposed to regulate. This disconnect creates significant risks for companies trying to make rational business and legal decisions in an environment so dominated by information technology. This book provides an overview of definitions, models, and types of cloud computing services, along with discussion and analysis of: Public sector issues, including cybersecurity regulations and government contracting Private sector concerns involving contract terms, personal computing, business transactions, IP, taxes, and more Litigation issues, such as loss of data and remedies for loss, jurisdiction, attorney client privilege, and e-discovery.