“As we enter a phase of wide-scale adoption of cloud computing to support critical applications and services, the question of trust in the cloud …
The public has learned the “how” of Volkswagen’s deception involving the emissions of its “clean diesel” vehicles, but they are still asking the $ 18 billion question, why? The answer will probably unfold over the course of a televised congressional hearing, and the reasons will likely be numerous. But it’s clear that events in the years 2007 and 2008 were among the main impetuses.
A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over turning over emails stored in a data center in Ireland comes up for oral arguments in an appeals court in New York on Wednesday.
Microsoft holds that an outcome against it could affect the trust of its cloud customers abroad as well as affect relationships between the U.S. and other governments which have their own data protection and privacy laws.
Customers outside the U.S. would be concerned about extra-territorial access to their user information, the company has said. A decision against Microsoft could also establish a norm that could allow foreign governments to reach into computers in the U.S. of companies over which they assert jurisdiction, to seize the private correspondence of U.S. citizens.