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Cloud Computing Providers And Data Security Law: Building Trust With United States Companies, Jared A. Harshbarger Esq. Nov 2011

Cloud Computing Providers And Data Security Law: Building Trust With United States Companies, Jared A. Harshbarger Esq.

Jared A. Harshbarger

Cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) models are revolutionizing the information technology industry. As these services become more prevalent, data security and privacy concerns will also rise among consumers and the companies who consider using them. Cloud computing providers must establish a sufficient level of trust with their potential customers in order to ease initial fears - and ensure certain compliance obligations will be met - at least to the extent that any such inquiring customer will feel comfortable enough to ultimately take the irreversible step of releasing their sensitive data and personal information into the cloud.


Private Ordering In Light Of The Law: Achieving Consumer Protection Through Payment Card Security Measures, Edward A. Morse Feb 2011

Private Ordering In Light Of The Law: Achieving Consumer Protection Through Payment Card Security Measures, Edward A. Morse

Edward A. Morse

A private ordering regime has developed within the payment card industry to define appropriate security practices and to monitor compliance by network participants. Market demands for trustworthy systems upon which consumers and merchants could rely provide incentives for security, which are supplemented by privately-designed fines and sanctions imposed through contract by the card brands. Although private ordering has functioned sufficiently well to make payment cards a trusted payment method, the system is not completely secure, as data security breaches have continued to occur. This is not surprising, as complete security is not a feasible goal. Nevertheless, some have questioned whether …