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Clark Hill Attorney John L. Hines, Jr. Presented at the Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2013 on Purchasing Cloud Services: Anatomy of a Cloud Transaction - December 12, 2013

December 12, 2013



CHICAGO, IL – Clark Hill attorney John L. Hines, Jr., presented at the Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2013, held December 4-5 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.



Hines spoke on, “Purchasing Cloud Services: Anatomy of a Cloud Transaction.” His session covered the following topics:

  • Mapping your selection of cloud services to your context.
  • The diligence process: security, privacy, redundancy, geography/jurisdiction, service levels.
  • Negotiating the contact: reps and warranties, renewal, limits of liability, SLA’s, security breach, redundancy and disaster recovery, location of servers, special problems with multi-national companies.
  • Minimizing the transaction costs in the contracting process and creating contracts that are fair and “in market.”

    The CSA Congress is the industry's premier gathering for IT security professionals and executives who must further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. In addition to offering best practices and practical solutions for remaining secure in the cloud, CSA Congress will focus on emerging areas of growth and concern in cloud security, including standardization, transparency of controls, mobile computing, Big Data in the cloud and innovation. For more information, please visit

    Hines is a partner at Clark Hill PLC, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of intellectual property and licensing, Internet law and e-commerce, software applications (including open source licensing), cloud computing and information management. He regularly counsels clients on privacy and data security compliance, document retention policies and practices, reputation management and social media. He has taught Internet law and Intellectual Property at Northwestern University School of Law and speaks and writes regularly on legal issues related to technology and the online environment.





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