Derrick Harris writes:
When the federal government finally does undertake the task of legislating around cloud computing, it seems very likely that security measures and data privacy will drive the ship. On Tuesday the TechAmerica Foundation’s CLOUD2 commission announced a data- and security-heavy set of recommendations to guide the federal government’s efforts in regulating, adopting and promoting the cloud, following up on a recent Brookings Institution discussion on a proposed Cloud Computing Act that focuses on those two issues. This isn’t surprising, given that these are two areas in which the government can most directly affect the nature of the cloud.
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