Monday, February 13, 2012

Cloud Computing and the Looming Global Privacy Battle

Chertoff, Michael. "Cloud Computing and the Looming Global Privacy Battle." The Washington Post, February 9, 2012.

From the opinion: "A grave threat is said to be stalking Europe. No, it isn't the financial crisis and the potential demise of the euro. It's the "rapacious" U.S. approach to privacy — which portends, for those engaged in the development of cloud architecture, a coming "clash" of privacy laws. According to Viviane Reding, the European Union's justice commissioner, cloud-based companies that collect personal data are violating fundamental human rights…. Simply put, the fundamental question about international Internet governance over the next decade is going to be whose law dictates control — and the Europeans are making a bold play to say that the answer is “Europe’s.”  Read more