Cloud computing, trans-border data flows and the European Directive 95/46/EC: applicable law and task distribution

Alessandro Mantelero


Starting from three different cases decided by the Italian Data Protection Authority, the author conducts a wider analysis on the legal aspects of data protection  in a cloud computing environment. This paper examines the effect of the European Data Protection Directive on task distribution and regulation of data flows between a cloud service provider and business or consumer clients.

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