Ms Kuan Hon, MA (Cantab), LLM (UPenn), MSc (Imperial)
Research Consultant, Cloud Computing Project
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8215
Kuan Hon joined the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) in October 2010 as the Research Assistant to the Cloud Computing Legal Research Project which commenced in October 2009.
She was responsible during 2010-2011 for undertaking research and project coordination tasks in support of this Microsoft-funded programme to investigate the legal issues arising from the growing use of Cloud Computing. She remains consultant to the project on an ongoing part-time basis.
Kuan Hon originally qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and was admitted as an Attorney to the Bar of the State of New York. She then worked as a solicitor in the City of London, gaining broad experience in finance-related and commercial English legal issues (particularly banking, debt capital markets and corporate insolvency law).
Pursuing a long-standing interest in technology, she obtained an MSc in Computing Science with merit from Imperial College, London in 2009 and then an LLM in Computer and Communications Law with merit from Queen Mary, University of London in 2010.
Legal issues arising from the spread and adoption of Cloud Computing, particularly data protection, privacy and information governance.
Selected recent publications (and see also Kuan's papers on SSRN)
- 'US PATRIOT Act - Can UK cloud customers use US cloud providers?' (a summary of Ian Walden's updated paper), ComputerWorldUK Cloud Vision blog, 29 May 2012
- 'Cloud computing and EU data protection law: Part Two - On international transfers of personal data', ComputerWorldUK Cloud Vision blog, 23 Apr 2012
- 'UK G-Cloud v1 and the Impact on Cloud Contracts', summarised in G-Cloud v1: Cloud Legal Project’s Analysis, Society for Computers & Law, Apr 2012 (with Christopher Millard and Ian Walden
- 'The 12 Cs of Cloud Computing - a Culinary Confection', Society for Computers & Law, Apr 2012
- 'Data Export in Cloud Computing – How can Personal Data be Transferred Outside the EEA? The Cloud of Unknowing, Part 4', (2012) 9:1 SCRIPTed 25 (with Christopher Millard)
- 'Defining 'Personal Data' in E-Social Science', (2012) 15(1) Information, Communication and Society 66 (with Christopher Millard)
- ‘Who is responsible for ‘personal data’ in cloud computing?—The cloud of unknowing, Part 2', (2012) 2(1) International Data Privacy Law 3 (with Christopher Millard and Ian Walden)
- Cloud computing and EU data protection law, Part one: Understanding the international issues, ComputerWorldUK Cloud Vision blog, 28 Sep 2011
- 'The problem of ‘personal data’ in cloud computing: what information is regulated?—the cloud of unknowing', (2011) 1(4) International Data Privacy Law 211 (with Christopher Millard and Ian Walden)
- Law enforcement agencies access rights to your cloud data (a summary of Ian Walden's paper), ComputerWorldUK Cloud Vision blog, 22 July 2011
- Who's responsible for personal data in cloud computing? You and your Saas, Paas and IaaS providers, ComputerWorldUK Cloud Vision blog, 23 May 2011
- Data protection, the law and you - The cloud of unknowing, and the "personal data" problem, ComputerWorldUK Cloud Vision blog, 13 Apr 2011.