Cloud Computing, Government, Security and Privacy

An interesting article on CNET describing a panel discussion of cloud computing hosted by Google.  Cloud computing will "transform how we do computing--and not in 10 years, but in four or five," said Mike Nelson, a visiting professor at Georgetown University's Center for Communication, Culture, and Technology and a former tech policy adviser under the Clinton […]

An interesting article on CNET describing a panel discussion of cloud computing hosted by Google. 

Cloud computing will "transform how we do computing--and not in 10 years, but in four or five," said Mike Nelson, a visiting professor at Georgetown University's Center for Communication, Culture, and Technology and a former tech policy adviser under the Clinton administration. "This is going to change everything we do with computing, and there are lots of policy implications."

The article provides a series of quotes from members of the panel. Notable comments from Mike Nelson, a visiting professor at Georgetown University's Center for Communication, Culture, and Technology and a former tech policy adviser under the Clinton administration:

  • "Most users understand enough" to feel comfortable with cloud computing, Nelson said, "but they don't understand what can happen to that information. There's a definite need for education in that area."
  • politicians needed to learn more about the implications of cloud computing as well
  • "The government has an almost unlimited capacity to screw up things," Nelson said. "We've got some huge challenges ahead of us."

Notable comments from Ari Schwartz, vice president and chief operating officer for the Center for Democracy and Technology, said[…]

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