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Report: Gov't Should Not Regulate Cloud Computing

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

May 27, 2011

ABC's "PM with Mark Colvin" reports on a task force that says the federal government should not interfere with cloud computing. Three cloud computing experts are interviewed on the program. One expert was part of the task force that "recommended the Gillard Government consider developing an industry code of conduct, setting minimum contract standards and providing consumer education." Another expert disagreed with the report, saying the task force focused on the trust mark--"a very poor model." An Electronic Frontiers Australia spokesman noted that they are "in favour of principles-based legislation that requires companies to make best efforts to look after user privacy."
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