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Companies Form Cloud Council

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

October 14, 2011

ZDNet reports that four major players in the Australian cloud market have formed a national cloud council aimed at promoting cloud computing and combating potential threats to its success. The OzHub cloud council, comprised of companies Macquarie Telecom, Fujitsu, Infoplex and VMware, is backed by the federal government and "seeks to establish a regulation framework to promote good business practices and greater transparency to consumers about crucial issues such as where their data is held," the report states. Concerns about data sovereignty and privacy--including the U.S. Patriot Act's parameters--have hampered movement toward the cloud, but one report suggests the Australian market could become a hub for cloud computing.
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