US regulators to scrutinize cloud privacy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will look at cloud computing as part of a wider inquiry into consumer protections in new technologies.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is to discuss the impact of cloud computing on consumer privacy.

A round-table event, to be held on Jan. 28 at the University of California at Berkeley, will also discuss the effect of mobile computing and social networking on the privacy of consumers.

The event will be the second in a series of three round tables designed to assess privacy challenges brought about by new technologies. The series is part of an inquiry being conducted by the FTC and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which will contribute to a U.S. national broadband plan, and will study whether new regulatory frameworks will be necessary in the United States to protect consumers.

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