Global leaders in cloud computing and security have called for worldwide policies regarding data security and storage to ensure that all organizations maintain high standards. As clouds interact with each other, organizations that share data worry that their information may be revealed when another company's cloud is compromised.

Maintain a high set of security standards and developing strict laws regarding data security was the focus of a meeting between 300 international cyber law experts at a meeting in Strasbourg, France earlier this week.

Legal experts need to clarify rules and regulations for cloud computing providers so that they understand the level of security required of them.

"We don't have a lot of good rules and structures for doing that sort of thing," Jim Reavis of the Cloud Security Alliance told Computer Weekly. "There's a lot dealing with the legal domains, there's a lot dealing with incident response, there's a lot with the technology of cloud that we need to secure."

Computerworld blogger Eric Ogren reported earlier this week that the United States government must begin rating security products so that people and businesses understand the benefits and features of a specific product.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19692735-ADNFCR