5 Employment Law Considerations When Cloud Computing

Law360, New York (April 8, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT) -- What is "the cloud," and what on Earth, pun intended, does cloud computing have to do with employment law?

While many definitions abound, cloud computing at its core is a form of remote electronic data storage, processing and application services that are hosted over the Internet. For data, instead of storing information on a computer or server at an office or place of business, it is stored in the cloud.

As an emerging and disruptive technology, the cloud is a collection of larger servers located elsewhere (e.g., data centers) and maintained by a vendor. The data or application becomes accessible to...

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