Microsoft asks for Cloud Computing Advancement Act
Microsoft urges the government to step in on cloud computing privacy and security issues.
According to CNet News, Microsoft general counsel and senior vice president Brad Smith proposed that Washington create a Cloud Computing Advancement Act that would protect consumers and give the government tools to handle issues such as data privacy and security.
"'The PC revolution empowered individuals and democratized technology in new and profoundly important ways,' Smith said. 'As we move to embrace the cloud, we should build on that success and preserve the personalization of technology by making sure privacy rights are preserved, data security is strengthened, and an international understanding is developed about the governance of data when it crosses national borders.'"