Legal, Risk, & Compliance Slide Deck for Cloud Computing – CCSP Series – Chapter # 6a



This presentation provides a comprehensive analysis of cloud computing risks and the intricate legal challenges arising from its widespread use. It explores how the cloud’s distributed nature raises significant concerns regarding regulatory compliance, international legislation, and data privacy. The focus is on the dynamic landscape of legal responsibilities and the need for vigilant, informed approaches to navigate these issues effectively.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the inherent risks and legal challenges associated with the distributed nature of cloud computing.
  • Understand the complexities of the international legal landscape, including various legislations like EU GDPR and U.S. CLOUD Act.
  • Examine the unique risks presented by data privacy, intellectual property protection, and transborder data flow in cloud environments.
  • Gain insights into sector-specific compliance requirements, such as HIPAA for health information and PCI DSS for payment security.
  • Learn how to prepare for cloud computing audits and address eDiscovery challenges in collaboration with Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).
  • Discover how regional variations in data privacy can affect the development of cloud-based privacy policies.
  • Appreciate the importance of adhering to international frameworks and standards, such as OECD, APEC, and Privacy Shield, for maintaining compliance.
  • Emphasize continuous monitoring and industry-standard audits as essential practices for managing the volatility of cloud computing services.


The progression towards cloud computing necessitates a deep understanding of the associated legal and compliance landscape. This presentation highlights the importance of proactive measures and strategic planning in ensuring compliance amid the complex interplay of international laws and sector-specific regulations. Legal expertise, diligent engagement with established frameworks, and adaptability to the dynamic nature of cloud computing are emphasized as key to managing these challenges effectively.

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Categories: Cloud Security
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