Legal Issues and Requirements for Cloud Computing in e-Science

  • Francesco BelliniEmail author
  • Fabrizio D’Ascenzo
  • Alessandra Ghi
  • Francesca Spagnoli
  • Valeria Traversi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 2)


Cloud technologies have increasingly gained momentum in recent years, primarily due to their promise of enhanced performance, such as elasticity, scalability, risk reduction and the easy deployment of end-user services. Despite the great interest and success achieved by the Cloud model, there are still some legal issues raised both in the scientific sector and the information society as a whole. The objective of this paper is to provide the needed starting points for a reflection aimed at the creation of a new governance and legislative model on data protection, privacy and security to develop an efficient strategy on Cloud Computing, notably for government and e-Science, promoting innovation and interoperability in Europe.


Cloud Computing e-Science Privacy IPR Data security SLA Legal requirements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Bellini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fabrizio D’Ascenzo
    • 1
  • Alessandra Ghi
    • 1
  • Francesca Spagnoli
    • 1
  • Valeria Traversi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of Rome La SapienzaRomeItaly

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