Cloud Security Alliance announces appointment of general counsel Francoise Gilbert

Noted Attorney and Author Francoise Gilbert to Manage Cloud Security Alliance's Legal Affairs

Palo Alto, California – May 24, 2010 – The Cloud Security Alliance today has announced that Francoise Gilbert, founder and managing director of the IT Law Group, has accepted the appointment as General Counsel (pro bono) for the Cloud Security Alliance. "Francoise has gained a reputation as one of the legal communities foremost experts on security and privacy and its relationship to emerging technologies", said Jim Reavis, Cloud Security Alliance executive director, "She has already established her credentials within cloud computing through her contributions to the CSA Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing, and we are thrilled to have her participation in this expanded role." In her 27 years of practice, Ms Gilbert has assisted a broad range of clients on corporate and commercial matters that pertain to information technology and information assets, including licensing, outsourcing, offshoring, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and information privacy and security, nationally and internationally. Francoise is also the author and editor of the two-volume treatise Global Privacy and Security Law,, distributed by Aspen Publishing / Wolters Kluwer. More information about Ms Gilbert and her practice can be found at In her role as CSA General Counsel, Ms Gilbert will be a strategic advisor to the Cloud Security Alliance for its legal affairs as a growing global non-profit organization. In addition, she will be a leader in setting the direction of cloud-related legal research. "I look forward to working more closely with the Cloud Security Alliance and its board of directors", said Francoise, "We are in the midst of an exciting shift in information technology, and the CSA is on the leading edge of this change. I look forward to both helping the CSA grow, as well as helping solve some of the challenging legal issues related to cloud computing."

About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, the Cloud Security Alliance Web site is

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Robert Nachbar ZAG Communications for the Cloud Security Alliance 206.427.0389 [email protected]

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