Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The Electronic Privacy Information Center epic.org yesterday asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate the privacy and security safeguards of Google's cloud computing services, reports the New York Times. The formal complaint requests that the commission look into Google Docs, Gmail and other cloud services offered by the company. The filing cites a breach earlier this month involving Google Docs. "We think the time is right for the FTC to look more closely at cloud computing services," said EPIC executive director Marc Rotenberg. A Google spokesperson said: "We are highly aware of how important our users' data is to them and take our responsibility very seriously."