Guidelines on Cloud Computing Released
ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIADecember 9, 2011
The Register reports on a new document, "Cloud Computing--Opportunities and Challenges," recently released by the Australian government. The document notes that the information commissioner has helped formulate "security, privacy and trust guidelines for cloud computing and that service providers agree on ways their services can be validated against the guidelines," the report states. The document suggests that the validations could be expressed as a sort of "star rating for cloud providers," according to the report, and calls for the government to take the lead on an education program for businesses about the use of cloud computing.