Breaking Down Barriers: Creating a Global Policy Environment to Promote Cloud Adoption

Feb 14, 2012

Download Technology always moves faster than the law, and so it is with the cloud. The new architecture for computing allows companies? headquarters to be located in one country while their "back office" systems are served up from another and their customers are spread all over the world. Efficient allocation of resources is the name of the game. But which country's privacy and security policies apply to which data in which circumstances' And what happens when countries start erecting legal barriers to prevent cross-border data flows, or when they start tilting the playing field in other ways to favor domestic cloud providers?