Cloud Computing and the Future of Business and Law (1 CLE/CPD point)


60-minute audio session = 1 CLE/CPD point for lawyers*

Somebody else has got the cloud infrastructure, all I need is the internet to connect to it”

Cloud computing allows us to store and access data and programs over the internet rather than on our hard drive. In a time where data is growing and businesses choose or can’t store it in-house, turning to cloud computing is fast becoming the ‘go to’ alternative. So are businesses well informed to select and negotiate with a cloud supplier? As a lawyer, you need to be able to advise clients, negotiate contracts and build precautions to keep their data safe and limit liability.

In this on-demand audio session, Guy Betar talks through the intricacies of cloud computing and discusses how to minimise cyber risk and ensure business’ access to their own data. Guy looks beyond cloud storage contracts, off-shore boundaries, insurance aspects and legal rights to provide practical tips you can use with your clients.

Listen to this on-demand audio session anywhere and anytime, whether you’re wanting to learn a little about cloud technology for lawyers and the legal industry or meet your CLE and CPD requirements.

Here’s a sneak peek of Guy offering his thoughts on the role of lawyers working with clients involved with cloud technology (preview length: 2 mins)


This continuing legal education audio session will deliver the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the key information relevant to engaging cloud technology
  • Understand the commercial and legal risks of using cloud technology
  • Learn how to minimise the risk involved with engaging cloud infrastructure
  • Discussion of trends in cloud computing

Please note that the purchase of this CLE and CPD product allows you to access the recording 5 times over a period of 365 days from the date of purchase.
To access the recording again you must login to your account.


Guy Betar

Professional Background

Guy Betar holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. Guy is recognized for his expertise in privacy, technology and IP law, and brings with him over 20 years’ experience as a Corporate/IT/IP lawyer, corporate counsel, director and executive manager.

Between 1998 and 2002, Guy was a partner at high-profile law firm Spark Helmore, where he was the Head of the Sydney IT/IP Legal Services Group.  This was followed by a two-year stint as partner at Norman Waterhouse from 2002 – 2004. Guy has held many senior executive roles, with companies such as Infostream, IBS Australia and Dimension Data Australia. From 2009 – 2015, Guy was the Senior Legal Counsel for major US listed software and IT services company TIBCO.

Guy joined Salvos Legal in 2015, and was appointed Partner in March 2017. As the Head of Salvos Legal’s growing IT/IP group, he brings with him extensive national and international expertise in IT/IP and Technology law, and commercial transactions.


Guy Betar has over 20 years’ experience working in corporate, IT/IP and technology law. He has advised on a number of tech law areas, including software, data, cloud computing and privacy. Having worked on a number of commercial transactions in the Australia, Middle East, Europe, Asia and the US, Guy is highly experienced in negotiating, drafting complex commercial agreements and arrangements.

Find out more about Guy and his practice here:

* CLE and CPD schemes are based upon self-assessment of an educational activity. In order to count an educational activity towards mandatory CLE and CPD requirements a legal practitioner must determine for themselves that the activity extends their knowledge and skills in areas relevant to their practise or professional development. If you are in WA, please note we are not a WA Law Society accredited CPD/CLE provider and an audio session will not count towards your points.