Thursday, July 26, 2012

US Groups: Foreign Cloud Providers Marketing Against Privacy Concerns

Gross, Grant. "US Groups: Foreign Cloud Providers Marketing Against Privacy Concerns." PCWorld, July 25, 2012.

From the article: "Cloud computing services from outside the U.S. are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers, according to some representatives of the tech industry.
Deutsche Telekom and other companies are marketing their cloud products as more private than those from U.S. vendors because of the Patriot Act and other laws, representatives of the Business Software Alliance and Rackspace told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee during a hearing Wednesday,,, Witnesses from the U.S. tech industry and some lawmakers complained that some of the privacy problems are more perceived than actual, but some also called for Congress to change U.S. privacy laws to better protect data stored in the cloud." Read more