Foley Hoag to Host Seminar on ISO 27018 Cloud Code of Practice

May 11, 2015

Foley Hoag LLP will host “Understanding ISO 27018 and Preparing for the Modern Era of Cloud Security” at its Boston office on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Colin Zick, Partner and Co-Chair of Foley Hoag’s Health Care and Privacy & Data Security Practices, will be a key speaker for the seminar, which will focus on the delineations of ISO 27018, the new international standard governing the processing and protection of personal information by public Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).

Zick will be joined by Sharon Gillett, Principal Networking Policy Strategist at Microsoft Research; and Deborah Hurley, Founder and Principal of Hurley and a Fellow of The Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. The panel will exchange views on the potential value ISO 27018 carries as the new standard in industries where protection of sensitive customer or business data is paramount.

Additional topics to be discussed include key data privacy and data protection issues companies should consider before moving to cloud computing technologies; substantive requirements of ISO 27018 for handling customer data; how ISO 27018 adoption benefits customers in regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services; how the ISO 27018 requirements map against existing sector-based data privacy and security standards; and other data privacy and security practices in cloud computing.

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