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Cloud Legal Project



The Cloud Legal Project (CLP) undertakes research in complex areas of law and regulation that are essential to the successful development and use of cloud computing services. 

CLP was launched in 2009 by members of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London with generous financial support from Microsoft Corporation. Since 2014, we have also been collaborating with the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge as part of the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre (see 

Our current research covers a wide range of topics, including governance of cloud services, cloud contracts, data protection and privacy, cloud robotics, taxation of cloud providers and services, and the legal status of online digital assets. To be kept updated on Cloud Legal Project publications and other project news, please join our mailing list. 

For more information about the Cloud Legal Project's history and how we work, check out the Spring 2019 edition of the CCLS Alumni Bulletin