Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Make Public Clouds Private

Microsoft legal eagle Brad Smith is asking Washington to pass laws and revise existing ones to make sure our clouds are safe, secure and private.

There are a number of computer-related laws on the books, but all were written when the predominant style of computing involved hard drives and local processing.

Smith is looking for action in three areas. First, he wants cloud providers to be able to hunt down hackers, something I'm clearly in favor of. Next, he wants information to be as private as possible, in part by making cloud providers disclose privacy policies clearly. Finally, he wants our security acts to take clouds into full consideration.

These are all noble goals. I hope there's real legislation that addresses IT concerns, especially relating to the privacy of corporate data. What laws would you pass? Lobby me at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on January 25, 2010 at 11:53 AM


Featured

  • Broadcom Acquiring VMware in Third Largest Tech Deal in History

    Confirming reports that surfaced this weekend, semiconductor company Broadcom announced on Thursday that it was acquiring virtualization pioneer VMware for $61 billion.

  • Microsoft Build 2022 Keynote: AI and Cloud Take Center Stage

    Microsoft's role as builder of platforms for organizations was the theme of Tuesday's Build keynote by CEO Satya Nadella.

  • The 2022 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    Microsoft has a lot in the docket for 2022, including new products like SQL Server 2022, Exchange Subscription Edition and Visual Studio 2022 for Mac.

  • 2022 Microsoft Conference Calendar: For Partners, IT Pros and Developers

    Here's your guide to all the IT training sessions, partner meet-ups and annual Microsoft conferences you won't want to miss.