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 September 23, 2010  Laws

Sara Forden reports on some of the testimony at yesterday’s Senate hearing on ECPA reform:

Microsoft Corp. is urging U.S. lawmakers to overhaul laws for electronic privacy to help new services such as cloud computing, a technology that may double sales in five years.

As more data is stored on remote servers and away from personal computers, a 1986 digital law needs to be updated to give consumers confidence their information is protected, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, said yesterday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington.

“The law needs to catch up,” Smith said after the hearing. Cloud computing is “a critical part of the future and quite central to all that we’re doing.”


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