When Cloud Computing Meets E-Discovery Obligations

Law360, New York (September 14, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT) -- Companies are increasingly putting documents, information, e-mails and data in the hands of third-party vendors and then accessing that information through the Internet. Accessing data, information and e-mail on the Internet through a third-party vendor is often termed “cloud computing.” The third-party vendor is often called a “cloud vendor.” Cloud computing represents a sea change in the way that electronic information is accessed by businesses.[1]

Merrill Lynch has predicted that the annual global market for cloud computing will surge to $95 billion by 2013.[2] The use...
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