Last week, as part of our Life Sciences Essentials series, Covington hosted a webinar discussion of issues facing life sciences companies as they increasingly utilize cloud services to collect, aggregate, store and process data. The webinar is available here, and the slides can be viewed here.

Panelists and topics included:

  • Anna Kraus — HIPAA and HITECH considerations when negotiating cloud services agreements relating to health data.
  • Daniel Cooper — European data protection and security regulatory considerations arising from cloud outsourcing scenarios, including cross-border transfer rules and data processing contracts.
  • Lee Tiedrich — Commercial issues that arise in connection with cloud services involving health data.
  • Georgia Kazakis and Scott Levitt — Insurance considerations when moving to the cloud, including risks to be mitigated through insurance.