Privacy, IP Concerns Threaten Cloud Business, Reps. Hear

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT) -- Technology industry representatives urged lawmakers during a hearing Wednesday to update federal privacy law and intellectual property protections to better safeguard data stored in the cloud, a move that they said could ease foreign countries' growing resistance to using U.S.-based cloud providers.

Privacy laws that govern the electronic surveillance of data — including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 — have failed to keep pace with the development of technology such as cloud computing, resulting in the government having greater access to information stored in...
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