New laws to address cloud security under consideration

Security is still a top concern of companies considering a migration to the cloud. There are plenty of advantages to cloud computing, but having your data somewhere “out there” in a remote data warehouse managed by people who arenMP900401099[1]‘t part of your organization is enough to make many decision makers hesitant. Can the government do anything to make cloud computing a safer proposition?

U.S. legislators are currently mulling over new laws that are intended to protect the privacy and security of data that’s stored in the cloud, but tech companies are divided over whether that’s a good thing or a bad one. Some outdated laws certainly need to be revised, but the chances of new laws having unintended consequences is always high, bringing to mind the old Mark Twain quote that “No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.”

Read more about some of the new rules that are being proposed here:

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