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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


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