re: State, Local Governments Face Cloud Imperative
This is disturbing, not that state are being "forced" to get everything online, but that it will go online with extremely POOR SECURITY. I have I seen the "plans"? No, don't have to, because government has already shown that it does not care about security of OUR DATA.
Multiple times, laptops have been "stolen" from houses and cars with UNENCRYPTED social security data (I say "stolen" because that never should have left an office in the first place). And online companies regularly place Data Stealing Software in devices (in Google, or in Apple 'apps', etc), even though we are told the government has 'made rules against such theft'.
When YOUR medical data is used to keep you from getting a job, or to blackmail you (want your company to know you have an STD?), who will you prosecute? The 'data miner', the ISP, Google/Yahoo Email, OR the government that mandated 'cloud data' but didn't do a thing to PROTECT IT???