Hey You, Get Off of My Cloud!

By all accounts, cloud computing is the future. The market will grow at five times the rate of traditional IT products, IDC has predicted, estimating it will be worth $55.5 billion by 2014. While the future should be rosy, some policy groups are warning that without proper protections, the sector could stumble hard. The problem is a law — the Electronic Communications Privacy Act — that hasn’t been updated to reflect new technological realities.

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