Aug 23
MCCRC research on ‘Policy, legal and regulatory implications of a Europe-only cloud’ has now been published in the International Journal of Law and Information Technology (OUP)

​The paper written by W. Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard, Jatinder Singh, Ian Walden and Jon Crowcroft was published on 15 July 2016 and is available at:

 Int J Law Info Tech (Autumn 2016) 24 (3): 251-278


This article explores key legal and regulatory issues arising from recent cloud localization initiatives, with a particular focus on calls to establish a Europe-only cloud. The analysis covers jurisdictional conflicts and extraterritoriality concerns, as well as the impact on fundamental rights such as privacy, data protection and freedom of expression.


Aug 11
Christopher Millard presented on “Clouds of Things and Personal Data” at the Privacy Laws and Business Annual Conference, St John’s College, Cambridge, 5 July 2016

​For more information and for the Agenda, please see:

Privacy Laws & Business 29th Annual Conference

Jul 09
Ian Walden spoke on "Clouds of Things" at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London Paris Event, Paris, 29 June 2016
Jul 08
Christopher Millard gave a presentation on “Robot Law: Who Needs It?” at a London Technology Week conference on “Robotics: Future Technology Today", 22 June 2016
Jul 06
Dimitra Kamarinou spoke on ‘Issues of liability in Industry 4.0’ at the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016, Munich, Germany, 12 May 2016
Jul 05
Christopher Millard presented on “Clouds of Things” at the 6th European Data Protection Days conference, Berlin, 26 April 2016

​For more information and for the agenda, please see:

European Data Protection Days Conference

Jul 05
Christopher Millard gave a guest lecture on “Forced Localisation of Cloud Services: Is Privacy the Real Driver?” at the Center on Law and Information Policy, Fordham Law School, New York, 7 April 2016
Feb 29
MCCRC Research on '20 Legal Considerations for Clouds of Things' now available on SSRN

​The paper written by W. Kuan Hon, Christopher Millard and Jatinder Singh is available on SSRN at:

Twenty Legal Considerations for Clouds of Things

This paper provides a survey of key legal questions arising in the EU at the intersection of cloud computing and the Internet of Things, which we term “Clouds of Things”. We consider implications for both organisations and individuals by reference to 20 specific legal and regulatory considerations.

The purpose of this paper is to give a broad perspective on legal and regulatory aspects of Clouds of Things, and to highlight the major problems and complexities that have arisen already, or are likely to do so soon. There has been much comment and speculation elsewhere on specific legal concerns, mainly related to privacy aspects. Indeed, given the potentially pervasive impact of Clouds of Things, the scope for legal and regulatory complexity also seems boundless. Our contribution is to provide a systematic outline of the main EU legal and regulatory issues in relation to Clouds of Things, in the hope that this will inform the debate and set the scene for further research.

Nov 03
Guido Noto La Diega to speak on ‘The IoT-Health. The Internet of Things – a new era of healthcare?’ at the Nexa Center for Internet & Society Seminar, Turin, Italy, 11 November 2015

​"ICTs are being massively used in healthcare, in heterogeneous ways and fields subsumable under the label ‘e-Health’. After presenting a taxonomy of the e-Health, Guido Noto La Diega will introduce the new concept of ‘IoT-Health’, application of the Internet of Things (IoT) for the prevention and cure of diseases and more generally for health and wellbeing purposes. The IoT can potentially change the traditional understanding of healthcare. With a use case-based methodology, Guido will focus on the so-called 'repurposing', here understood as a peculiar characteristic of IoT systems whereby Things produce flow and actions unforeseen by the relevant manufacturers."

For more information, please see: Nexa Center for Internet & Society, Politecnico di Torino

Sep 03
Guido Noto La Diega to speak on the 'British perspectives on the Internet of Things' at a Conference on the Internet of Things in Honolulu (Hawaii), 26-29 November 2015

The 'Internet of Things: Legal Issues and Challenges towards a Hyperconnected World' Conference is organised by the Center for Law and Public Utilities (CeLPU) at Seoul National University, Korea.

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