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EPIC Files FTC Complaint on Google's Cloud

EPIC filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission seeking an investigation into Google's Cloud Computing Services -- including Gmail, Google Docs, and Picasa -- to determine "the adequacy of the privacy and security safeguards." The petition follows the recent report of a breach of Google Docs. EPIC cited the growing dependence of American consumers, businesses, and federal agencies on cloud computing services, and urged the Commission to take "such measures as are necessary" to ensure the safety and security of information submitted to Google.

FTC Asked to Investigate Google's Privacy Breaches, Chloe Albanesius, PC World, March 18, 2009