Cloud-Gazing Europeans Misjudge Patriot Act's Pull

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 8:32 PM EST) -- Anxiety in Europe over the reach of the Patriot Act has grown so intense that European cloud computing providers are advertising their services as a haven from the U.S. law — but attorneys dismiss such fears as overblown, saying security and other issues outweigh the risks posed by the act.

The controversy surrounding U.S. authorities' ability to seize data from the cloud continues to escalate, with a Norwegian data privacy enforcer stepping in on Wednesday to bar the country's public sector from using Google Inc. cloud services...
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