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U.S. DOJ: The Cloud Provides No Legal Cover for Criminals

Jan 21, 2012, 18:00 (4 Talkback[s])

"In a conference call with press on the subject of Cloud Computing and Data Privacy, U.S. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Swartz addressed a number of myths about the cloud and how existing laws pertain to it. Swartz noted that there seems to be some controversy about the ability of U.S. law enforcement agencies to access information in the cloud.

"There is a myth that the advent of cloud computing changes everything or has somehow presented us with new problems that we haven't had before," Swartz said. "In fact, while cloud has some important advantages for consumers and others, it doesn't present any issues that have not always been present as long as there have been Internet service issues."

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