NIST Issues Guidance on Cloud Computing Privacy and Security Requirements for Federal Agencies

 

NIST Issues Guidance on Cloud Computing Privacy and Security Requirements for Federal Agencies

Posted on February 17, 2011 by HL Chronicle of Data Protection, Joel Buckman, an associate in Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management practice group located in the Washington, D.C office, assisted in the preparation of this entry.

Recent guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) encourages federal agencies to take advantage of cloud computing. It also provides draft security and privacy guidelines for federal agencies to follow when engaging cloud providers. The draft guidelines serve as roadmaps for how to negotiate meaningful privacy and data security protections from cloud providers. Though prepared for federal agencies, the draft guidelines could prove influential to the private sector as an increasing number of private businesses use cloud services. NIST has requested comments on the drafts by no later than February 28, 2011. …

For full text of the article, visit NIST Issues Guidance on Cloud Computing Privacy and Security Requirements for Federal Agencies : HL Chronicle of Data Protection.

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