The Laws Governing the Cloud

IT today seems to become more regulated by the minute. As organizations move their assets into the cloud, and as providers plan the offering of cloud-based services, it’s imperative to keep abreast of the legal implications. There’s a whole lot more to it than understanding HIPAA or GLB – although those are complicated and confusing enough.  Court decisions, as well as legislative action, can change the interpretation and application of existing laws or create new ones. When the cloud resources are spread across multiple jurisdictions, things get even more complex.

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced at the RSA conference today that they will be forming a Cloud Legal Information Center (CLIC) to assist cloud computing practitioners and providers to become aware of all the implications of the laws that govern the technology. Read more here:

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