Jan 222010
 January 22, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Online, U.S.

J. Nicholas Hoover reports:

Microsoft is asking Congress to pass new legislation to regulate cloud computing, Brad Smith, the company’s general counsel, announced Wednesday in an address at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Specifically, Microsoft is proposing what it calls the Cloud Computing Advancement Act, which would make changes to three major areas of Internet policy: privacy, security, and the international legal framework.

“We need government to modernize the laws, adapt them to the cloud, and adopt new measures to protect privacy and promote security,” Smith said. “There is no doubt the future holds even more opportunities than the present, but it also contains critical challenges that we must address now if we want to take full advantage of the potential of cloud computing.”

Read more in Network Computing.

See also Grant Gross’s coverage, Microsoft calls for Cloud privacy code.

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