(No.77) Conflict in the Cloud - Policy Challenges for Stakeholders & Practical Solutions for Sustainable Economic Growth
Question 2: Freedom of expression and free flow of information: how do legal framework, regulations, and principles impact this?
Cloud computing is the natural evolution of the continued growth and advancement of the Internet. However, the dialogue around cloud computing is currently moving to the next level. We intuitively know that cloud computing is a huge economic driver of growth and advancement in developing countries. This is particularly the case where broadband connections are strong. How can cloud computing provide for sustainable economic growth, particularly in light of potential conflicts of national and regional laws involving privacy and government requests (for example the PATRIOT Act in the United States and other similar laws in other countries)? And are these national laws in effect trade barriers? To address this problem in a data-driven, empirical way, several new studies being prepared for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on how cloud technology can help drive growth in developing sectors of the economy while at the same time protecting consumers’ privacy. Leveraging these studies, we will explore how conflicts of laws, privacy, security, and government access rules can impede the growth of cloud computing in both established and developing markets: particularly for small and micro businesses. We will also discuss practical solutions that may be used today by users in all economies to help drive cloud adoption.
Marc Crandall JD,CIPP, Sr. Manager, Global Compliance, Google, a multi-national business.
Report is at the bottom of the Workshop description: http://goo.gl/A5UJ7
- Scott Marcus, Director, Wissenschaftliches Institut fuer Infrastructur und Kommunikationsdienste (Confirmed)
- Yoshihiro Obata, Board Member, Japan Internet service Providers Association (Confirmed)
- Bertrand de la Chapelle, Academie Diplomatique Internationale (Confirmed)
- Alejandro Pisanty, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (Confirmed)
- Jochai Ben-Avie, Policy Director, Access (Confirmed)
- Adiel A. Akplogan, CEO, AfriNIC (Mauritius) (Confirmed)