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The Cloud Goes to Washington: Does It Matter Where Your Data Is?

At Cloud Expo, Deborah J. Salons to discuss the new measures lawmakers are taking to address privacy concerns in the cloud?

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Has Washington finally caught on to the cloud? As a "borderless technology," cloud computing is subject to the laws and regulations of many different countries - some more than others. The American legal and regulatory system has recently been paying more attention to cloud computing, so as a result new laws and regulatory regimes may be on the horizon. In order to make good business decisions, it is important to understand where the legal and regulatory environment is headed and how possible changes might affect cloud computing deployment, adoption, and usage. What is the Supreme Court case The American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo really about and how is it related to cloud computing? What exactly is the FCC doing about Net Neutrality and should the cloud computing industry and enterprises that use cloud be concerned? What new measures are lawmakers taking to address privacy and security concerns in the cloud? What other cloud-related issues are the executive and legislative branch concerned about?

In her session at 14th Cloud Expo, Deborah J. Salons, an attorney at Lerman Senter PLLC, will give you a primer on the current legal hot topics to help you make smart business decisions, identify which policy issues to watch, and voice your opinion in Washington to make a difference.

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Speaker Bio:
Deborah J. Salons is an attorney at the Washington, D.C law firm Lerman Senter PLLC. She is a public policy professional with a substantial track record of leadership and coalition building in the media, telecommunications, and technology industries. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

With a decade of legal experience, Deborah is skilled in applying regulatory frameworks to complex technical challenges. She has counseled clients on wireless spectrum rebanding, broadcast transactions and DTV transition, broadband and other FCC regulatory matters. Deborah has also served as a cloud security symposium advisor to the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council and a fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum. Deborah's legal practice currently focuses on broadband, privacy and data security, and media law.

Deborah has leadership experience in several nonprofit organizations such as: the Alliance for Women in Media, the Federal Communications Bar Association and Cloud NOW. She is also a frequent speaker at national conferences such as the NAB Convention, Interop, the Open Data Center Alliance Forecast and DEFCON. Deborah has been admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, California, the United States District Court Central District of California, and the United States Supreme Court.

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