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NSA spying will impact cloud providers and customers

Stephanie Overby | Nov. 18, 2013
With the U.S. Congress unlikely to take action on NSA surveillance programs, U.S. cloud service providers could take a hit.

Once the concerns are identified, some may be addressed by choosing the right provider or including the right contractual terms. For example, a customer might include provisions in its agreement with its cloud service provider that require data to be stored in certain jurisdictions with certain levels of encryption. Or customers could require their cloud service provider to notify them of government requests and even to fight government gag orders in court that would prevent such notification.


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