Cloud Computing Act of 2011


Summary


This US Bill is expected to form new enforcement tools for investigating and prosecuting hackers and will encourage the federal government to negotiate with other countries to establish consistent laws related to online security and cloud computing.


Sponsor(s)


Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (UT)


History


The Bill has not been introduced yet.  Senators Klobuchar and Hatch are in the process of discussing the details of the bill with representatives from government and the private sector.

Aimed at keeping the internet safer, the Bill is expected to tighten up the rules, and making an effort to clarify any “gray areas” that the cloud computing age may have created will be a great confidence builder for those considering adopting cloud solutions.