Ratté Discusses FTC's Cloud Computing Inquiry
ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.March 12, 2010
Federal News Radio talks to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) attorney Kathryn Ratté about the commission's examination of cloud computing. Ratté says that although cloud computing has been around for a while, more businesses are storing consumers' information on the cloud, which is "increasing the amount of consumer data that may be out there." The FTC wants to know "how widespread the practice is and whether there's anything quantitatively new here." The commission is still in the exploratory phase, according to Ratté. She says it's too soon to know the outcome of the inquiry.