Lib Dems call for Cloud regulations
Cloud Computing has increasingly become mainstream over the past year, but that has not stopped the Liberal Democrats from being twitchy about it – and technology in general.
In a policy document published at the party’s recent autumn conference - Preparing the Ground: Stimulating Growth in the Digital Economy - Cloud comes in for a fair degree of nervousness, with the document arguing:
“Cloud Computing is an area where, if left unchecked, there is serious potential for abuse – for example, large corporations taking control of enormous quantities of public or private data outside the reach of national law,” said the report. “Cloud is only attractive if it embodies the principles on privacy and data ownership, access, project management and procurement that we have set out elsewhere in this paper.”