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Cloud Computing and the NSA: The U.K. Weighs In

Cloud computing in the practice of law has been a hot topic recently. Regulators in the United Kingdom have issued guidance to solicitors commenting on the practice as it stands in the United States and — of far greater interest — devoting a page to concerns about the potential insecurity of data stored here in light of our National Security Agency surveillance scandal. (See "Silver Linings: Cloud Computing, Law Firms and Risk.") I find it particularly enlightening to hear another country's perspective — in fact, it leads me to add to my recommended criteria for evaluating any cloud computing provider. ...READ MORE

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