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A Significant Step for Export Controls and Cloud Computing

Companies wishing to take advantage of the efficiencies of cloud computing face a dilemma—how to do so without running afoul of export controls? In a recent client alert, authors Christopher Wall and Sanjay Mullick examine how newly proposed regulations from the Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) could potentially solve this problem, allowing companies to store information on servers in foreign countries if that information is sufficiently encrypted. (And that’s an important “if.”)

Client Alert: Proposed Change to Export Controls Would Allow Use of the Cloud for Encrypted Data