Conference on legal challenges to cloud computing – Times of Malta

December 4, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

The Malta Information Technology Law Association (MITLA) will be organising a half-day seminar on December 12, exploring the various legal challenges and questions raised by cloud computing.

Cloud computing has considerably changed the ways in which we carry out and structure our businesses. While it might be argued that cloud computing is a relatively new technology, factually, cloud computing has been with us for a few years already and adoption rates are accelerating along with the richness of services offered. In this respect, the laws directly impacting cloud computing have also been in place for the past years albeit in fragmented and sometimes obscured ways.

Is cloud computing challenging accepted norms and practices currently found under our traditional laws? Is the technology behind cloud computing placing the legislator and regulator in a position where current applicable laws cannot keep up with technological developments?

During the conference, specific focus will be given to issues regarding privacy, intellectual property, consumer and competition law, as well as how cloud computing impacts upon regulated industries such as financial services and remote gaming.

The event should be of particular interest to technology professionals

Leading national and international experts in the field, including Tobias Hollwarth from EuroCloud Austria, George Sammut from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sharon Xuereb from Camilleri Preziosi Advocates and Alistair Facciol from Fenech & Fenech Advocates will discuss cloud computing while analysing the legal suitability and implications directly applicable to the Cloud. Antonio Ghio and Gege Gatt, president and vice president of MITLA respectively, will moderate the discussion.

The event is open to anyone interested in the field and should be of particular interest to professionals working in technology, media and communications. Representatives of regulated industries (including banks, insurance companies, financial services providers, gaming companies, electronic Communications providers), in-house lawyers, CTOs, CIOs, legal practitioners, as well as students interested in ICT, are strongly encouraged to attend.

The conference will give attendees a general overview of the legal issues at play and an understanding of the risks created by the use of cloud computing, bringing attendees up to speed with these developing legal realities which at times may be taken for granted.

The event is being held at Smartcity, Ricasoli and starts at 1.15pm. Further information can be found at For online booking, visit .