Cloud computing services are inherently non-geographical but are subject to legal rules on a country-by-country basis. This leads to complexities in understanding the legal environment that apply to cloud services provision.

In order to give some clarity to this complex position Bird & Bird has developed a Cloud Services Legal Issues app which provides short answers to a range of the key legal issues associated with cloud service provision on a country-by-country basis.

The app reviews issues of applicable law, consumer protection, data protection, data portability, intellectual property, liability, security and the use of the cloud by the public sector.

It also aims to give a comparative approach to commonly asked legal questions in these fields for the countries that we have covered. Currently those countries are:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • UAE

Requirements: The app is available to both mobile phones and tablets, and requires iOS 7.1, Android 4.1 and Windows 10 or later. More information>>


If you have any comments or questions you can speak to your local Bird & Bird contact or alternatively, email [email protected].