NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/11 -- The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) announced that former Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour has signed on as a co-chair of the CSA Legal Working Group. Pamela is a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s antitrust and competition practice, heading the firm's Privacy, Competition and Data Protection practice group. Pamela is recognized internationally for her leadership in the emerging field of privacy and data security. She was the 2010 recipient of the Electronic Privacy Information Center's (EPIC's) "Champion of Freedom Award" for her defense of consumer privacy as an FTC Commissioner.
"As we have witnessed, technology generally outpaces the law," said Pamela. "As companies and governments move, or plan to migrate, to the cloud, surveys show that the primary concern is maintaining the security of organizations' applications and data. I am hopeful the CSA Legal Working Group will assist in creating international best practices that would address wide-ranging issues, such as jurisdiction, contract provisions, e-discovery practices, disaster recovery, record retention, data portability, and auditing to meet the national and international requirements businesses face today."
"Organizations and individuals are grappling with the emerging legal issues that cloud computing has created, especially in the area of security and data ownership," said Dave Cullinane, Chairman of the CSA board. "We are excited to have someone of Pamela's stature and experience helping us shape and guide best practices in this new domain."
Pamela served on the Federal Trade Commission from 2003-2010, and prior to that she was an antitrust partner at a New York firm. She previously spent a decade working in the New York Attorney General's Office, including as Deputy Attorney General, where she investigated and prosecuted a variety of antitrust and consumer protection violations.
Pamela's career experience has included frequent speaking engagements, Congressional testimony and publications relating to a wide range of industries and subject areas. She has a breadth and depth of knowledge in the energy, health care and privacy fields, as well as her understanding of global antitrust and consumer protection law.
About the Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.