Legal approaches to management of the risk of cloud computing insolvencies

Parry, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8285-2191 and Bisson, R., 2020. Legal approaches to management of the risk of cloud computing insolvencies. Journal of Corporate Law Studies, 20 (2), pp. 421-451. ISSN 1473-5970

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Cloud computing has revolutionised data handling in recent years in enabling the usage of computing resources, including for the storage of data, through flexible and on-demand services, often accessed through the internet. One potential consequential challenge which has only been briefly touched upon previously is the containment of the impact of an insolvency in this area, as access to data, as well as the means of processing this data, may be significantly delayed or even lost upon the failure of a cloud service provider. This is a matter of serious concern, as growing reliance on cloud computing technologies by businesses, including financial institutions, as well as public authorities presents risks of an insolvency having a potentially systemic nature. This article represents an initial attempt to identify possible approaches to the threat of cloud computing insolvencies, suggesting a double layered domestic approach in view of the significant risks for businesses and potential variations in scale and impact, as well as a need for supranational approach given the potential for a 'too big to fail' scenario. Lying at the intersection of insolvency law and technological innovation this is an area which is as yet almost entirely unexplored.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Corporate Law Studies
Creators: Parry, R. and Bisson, R.
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Date: 2020
Volume: 20
Number: 2
ISSN: 1473-5970
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 09 Jan 2020 15:31
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2021 03:00

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