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Regulators Raise Cloud Concerns

ONLINE PRIVACY—EU & U.S.

September 7, 2010

Concerns about the Safe Harbor Framework voiced recently by Schleswig-Holstein Data Protection Commissioner Thilo Weichert illustrate the importance of developing transparency and standardized policies in the cloud computing market, ReadWriteWeb reports. Referencing a report from the Information Law Group that, despite the German regulator's concerns, there is no "imminent danger of a European crackdown," the report points to questions that still remain about protecting personal information in the cloud. "European authorities have a reputation for strict data protection requirements. That's not going to change," the report states. "It's just a question what effect the law will have on the technology itself as privacy takes center stage."
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