[IRP] Fwd: [Privacy-coalition] location of data in the cloud // new URL
Sat Jan 9 16:20:35 EET 2010
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Marc Rotenberg <rotenberg at epic.org>
> Date: January 9, 2010 8:50:31 AM EST
> To: privacy-coalition at lists.apc.org
> Subject: Re: [Privacy-coalition] location of data in the cloud //
> new URL
> Reply-To: privacy-coalition at lists.apc.org
> Max -
> It is precisely because it may be unclear to the user with cloud
> computing in which jurisdiction data resides that the service
> provider should have the responsibility to resolve this question.
> This is not only a matter of fairness and transparency but also it
> is economically efficient. The provider is "the least cost avoider"
> and most likely to have access to the relevant information.
> For the user, it could be impossible to determine.
> This is an excellent principle and it should be enacted into law.
> On this point, I was also very pleased to see that the US FTC
> has told the FCC it will be pursue the EPIC complaint on
> cloud computing and privacy. Perhaps one of the outcomes
> will be the adoption of this principle!
> Marc Rotenberg
> On Jan 9, 2010, at 8:35 AM, Max Senges wrote:
>> Hi there
>> In the privacy section are a couple of imprecise language like
>> "hidden mechanisms" and I would urge our privacy experts to take
>> another look before we hand it over to the experts.
>> One point struck me particularly was: "Service providers have a
>> responsibility to make clear in which legal jurisdiction(s) the
>> user's data is being hosted, so that the user can make informed
>> My understanding is that with cloud computing it is impossible to
>> say in which jurisdiction data resides. When I travel to asia some
>> of my files (the ones i access from there) move (temporarily) to a
>> data center in asia. Not sure what the best solution is, but it
>> seems to me that the current language is not "future proof".
>> The Charter has a new URL @ https://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ajcs86p9dx2s_488rpfcbcc
>> "The future is here. It?s just not widely distributed yet."
>> ?William Gibson
>> Max Senges
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