Microsoft Attorney Proposes Cloud Computing Advancement Act

Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, urged Congress to introduce a bill that would address privacy and security issues associated with cloud computing. Specifically, Smith proposed the Cloud Computing Advancement Act, which would improve privacy protection, modernize the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to allow law enforcement to go after hackers and deter online crime, truth in cloud-computing principles, and a new multilateral framework to address data access issues globally.