It might seem like an unlikely alliance: Microsoft, Google, AOL, AT&T, the ACLU … but all of those and more have joined a coalition that’s aimed at persuading the U.S. government to update laws in order to protect data stored in the cloud from government intrusion. The gist of it is that coalition members want government agencies to have to have a warrant to request access to email and other private files that cloud service providers store on their servers. The current laws are vague and not written with electronic data in mind. The coalition is called “Digital Due Process” and you can read more about it here:
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.