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Tech Companies Differ on Cloud Regulation

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 27, 2011

Two technology associations released recommendations recently with opposing advice for lawmakers on how to best promote the use of cloud computing. The Hill reports that TechAmerica, a group comprised of more than 70 organizations, has called on congress to pass a national data breach law, saying that "Clarity around actions to be taken in the event of a data breach will serve both cloud consumers and providers." Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports the Software and Information Industry Association, made up of 500 software and information companies, is pushing for self-regulation, encouraging lawmakers to focus on open privacy and security standards.  
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