Microsoft, like many of its competitors, is putting big bucks into developing cloud computing solutions and Azure is off to a promising start. However, many companies still don't trust the cloud; surveys have shown that security is a major concern. Until this changes, cloud computing will never realize its full potential. This week, Microsoft's general counsel and senior V.P. urged government to pass new laws aimed at protecting privacy and promoting security in the cloud environment, and update existing laws to address issues that arise with cloud computing.