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The Information Privacy Law of Web Applications and Cloud Computing


Sebastian Zimmeck


Columbia University - Department of Computer Science

April 24, 2013

Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2013

Abstract:     
This article surveys and evaluates the privacy law of web applications and cloud computing. Cloud services, and web applications in particular, are subject to many different privacy law requirements. While these requirements are often perceived as ill-fitting, they can be interpreted to provide a structurally sound and coherent privacy regime. The applicable body of law can be separated into two tiers: the primary privacy law and the secondary privacy law. The primary privacy law is created by the providers and users of cloud services through privacy contracts, especially, privacy policies. The secondary privacy law, contained, for example, in statutes and regulations, is for the most part only applicable where no valid privacy contracts exist. This supremacy of privacy contracts over statutory and other secondary privacy law enables individualized privacy protection levels and commercial use of privacy rights according to the contracting parties’ individual wishes.

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Date posted: April 24, 2013  

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Zimmeck, Sebastian, The Information Privacy Law of Web Applications and Cloud Computing (April 24, 2013). Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2255848

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Columbia University - Department of Computer Science ( email )
New York, NY 10027
United States
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