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ACS and government focus on national Cloud consumer protocol

ACS and government focus on national Cloud consumer protocol

Industry takes the lead on Cloud Computing protocols to safeguard consumers

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has released a discussion paper and is seeking comments from industry and consumers on the scope of the Cloud Consumer Protocol and the issues it should address.

The draft Consumer Cloud Protocol was recently announced by the Commonwealth Government.

The development of a Consumer Cloud Protocol aims to encourage Cloud vendors to provide consumers with clear and accurate information about their products and services.

Submissions are invited from all interested parties, including government, education, industry, business and consumer stakeholders.

ACS said, in a statement, that the explosion in consumer use of the Cloud over the last two years has established a protocol which better supports government, business and consumers.

It claimed that it is an essential part of securing Australia’s digital future and ensuring the growing use of Cloud technology delivers the best possible outcome for all Australians.

Minister assisting for the digital economy, Senator Kate Lundy, has welcomed the process and stressed the importance of business and government collaboration to develop consumer protections when implementing the National Cloud Computing Strategy.

“The National Cloud Computing Strategy makes clear the potential for Cloud computing to boost productivity and innovation across all sectors of the Australian economy.

“Once developed, the Cloud Consumer Protocol will ensure purchasers of Cloud services, and in particular small businesses, have the information, tools and safeguards they need to use Cloud services confidently,” she said.

The deadline for submissions is on August 5, at 5pm EST. Submissions can be made to policy@acs.org.au.

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