The American Conservatives are warning that the rise of cloud storage is creating an entire class of data thieves.
The Conservatives want the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on companies that put customers’ personal data on their cloud servers.
They want Congress to do more to make sure consumers know what data is going to be sent and stored on their data centers.
In a letter to the FTC’s top lawyer, the Conservatives call the trend “a potentially catastrophic loss of privacy” and say it’s time for Congress to step in.
The Conservative letter, published on Monday, argues that cloud storage has caused widespread harm to consumers and businesses.
In short, it claims that it’s easier to steal your data than store it on the cloud.
But the Conservatives aren’t the only ones concerned.
Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve said it’s aware of numerous instances of companies storing data without customers’ permission on cloud servers that are owned by companies that have contracts with the Fed.
The Federal Reserve is also reviewing the practices of two companies that are used by some banks.
And the Fed recently issued a warning to companies about the risks of sending data on the web to the cloud, saying that “the risk of harm posed by data on public cloud servers is significant and will be difficult to avoid.”
The Conservative coalition is calling on lawmakers to “put an end to the use of cloud services” and to “ensure that the federal government is using the information and data it collects to serve its citizens effectively.”
The letter also urges Congress to consider a bill that would require companies to get customers’ consent before storing data on cloud platforms.
This is a good sign for consumers.
It will help them to understand the terms of their contracts with their banks and the risks they face when they put personal information on the Internet.
In the meantime, the Tories hope that the Fed will be able to help them understand the risks and give them a clearer picture of how cloud data can be abused.