Companies afraid to move to the cloud because of government snooping

Cloud security is once again on the agenda after a report from Lieberman Research showed that nearly half of IT professionals were wary of keeping sensitive data in the cloud due to government intervention.

The survey was conducted at November’s Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Congress and found that the majority of respondents prefer to keep their most sensitive data on private networks rather than on the cloud.

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15 Feb 2013, 4:54 p.m.

There are legitimate societal reasons for government access to data, but there are also strong protections for the privacy of citizens in democratic states. If you use end-to-end encryption, this ensures that law enforcement will request the data from the owner, thus following the legal process for the appropriate jurisdiction rather than just compelling it from a looser one. @calvert3mp