Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Cheryl Palmeri was quoted in an article regarding pending changes in U.S. export controls. The proposed changes could ease regulations for companies that store or transmit data in the cloud. Under the current export control laws, an export can be defined as a physical product shipped out of the U.S. and also any technology or data that is transmitted in the cloud relative to that exported physical product. As Cheryl points out in the article, "'[i]t's important to know not only where your data will be stored, but also where it will transit ... We advise companies to ask cloud providers those questions and to include provisions in their contracts prohibiting their data from being exported to or stored in specific countries subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions laws.'"
The full article, "Rule Change to Ease Export Controls in the Cloud," was published by Compliance Week on July 7, 2015 and is available online (subscription required).