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Security Fears Keeping Cloud Computing from Getting off the Ground


March 4, 2010

When it comes to cloud computing, security and data protection are the key concerns for many organizations, says IBM Chief Privacy Officer Harriet Pearson, CIPP. Pearson, who is a member of the IAPP Board of Directors, is quoted in a recent CBR Security report as stating that in IBM's recent study of chief information officers and potential users of cloud computing "about 80 percent said that the top issue on their mind that would affect their willingness to use it was data security." Pearson and Charles Palmer, chief technologist of cybersecurity and privacy for IBM Research, stress the importance of forethought and planning when it comes to moving data to the cloud.  
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