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May 5, 2010

R&D: Protecting Privacy in the Cloud

Nicole Hemsoth

Today marked a hearing before a House Judiciary Subcomittee in the United States aimed at looking at the outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) which was passed into law in the mid–1980s and is thought by many to be far too outmoded for electronic communication today–especially in terms of the cloud. While HPC might not have as much to be concerned about as privacy rights advocates, the discussions on this legislation and its upcoming reforms mark an important step in the cloud space more generally. This is because the cloud can drive innovation but without proper legislation to protect data trust in cloud computing in general may stagnate.

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