Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have 'Nothing to Hide'

Daniel J. Solove by Daniel Solove, TeachPrivacy
Sunday, May 15, 2011

When the government gathers or analyzes personal information, many people say they're not worried. "I've got nothing to hide," they declare. "Only if you're doing something wrong should you worry, and then you don't deserve to keep it private."

Los Angeles, Minnesota Discuss Migrating to Cloud Computing

Merrill Douglas, Government Technology,  Wednesday, May 11, 2011

For all the zeal surrounding the use of software as a service in government, a migration to cloud computing isn’t as easy as one might assume. The principle behind cloud computing says that when you buy an application from a service provider, that application becomes a utility. You don’t need to sweat the details any more than you need to worry about how your power company generates electricity. But computing in the cloud is much more challenging than simply switching on the lamp you’ve plugged into the wall. The reality is that as with any other IT project, the CIO overseeing a migration to software as a service must keep both feet planted firmly on the ground.

Feds resist cloud computing over security concerns

infosecurity.com,  Saturday, May 7, 2011

A newly released survey from (ISC)² shows that federal CISOs are avoiding cloud computing applications due to concerns about replicating IT security policy in the cloud.