Consent in Cloud Computing Contracts: Some Legal Issues under the Jordanian Law
Dr. Enas M. Qutieshat, Dr. Bassam Al-Tarawneh
In the electronic era of globalization, the world has changed dramatically. Consequently, cloud computing has attracted considerable attention from many legal scholars. Although numerous legal issues arise when discussing cloud computing, this article describes and analyzes one of the most important elements in contract law. In order to obtain the desired service from the provider of the cloud, a contract has to be formed between the end-use customer and the provider. The service offered to the customer is based on an agreement reached between the two parties. The current paper highlights how mutual consent could be reached. In doing so, this paper will focus on the Jordanian approach on mutual assent in the case of electronic contracts in general and cloud computing contracts in particular. The authors reached to the conclusion that the current provisions of the Jordanian Civil Law are incapable in its current form to provide the maximum protection for online users.
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