Friday, 21 October 2011

Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Cloud

Great article from Threat Level.   Worth the read, and giving some thought to how you or your company may be affected, especially if you are a foreign company with cloud services in the United States.
ECPA allows the government to obtain, without a warrant, any content stored in the cloud — such as files in a Dropbox account, if it’s older than six months. It goes without saying that there was no such thing as cloud-storage services available for the average Joe Sixpack when Reagan was president. Now those services have become mainstream, yet the Reagan-era law applies.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/10/ecpa-turns-twenty-five/