Are we "legally ready" for cloud computing? Data protection and transfers, new contractual practices and international private law issues are the common topics to be addressed when analysing the phenomenon from a legal point of view. Furthermore, each entity bound by regulatory compliance constraints has to assess whether "going into the cloud" is wise, or even allowed, taking into account its activities and the data or processes that it would like to outsource this way. The aim of the conference is to explore the legal contexts of cloud computing globally, but also from a sector-oriented perspective.