Peter Eckersley, staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the government needs a better way to rate how sensitive and secure data is.

"What we'd really want to see is doing some kind of risk analysis for each of the services it offers: how much time would it cost a hacker to break into this service, how much data could they get out, how sensitive would that data be?" he said. "If the risk looks small, or lower than the in-house alternative, go ahead and use the service."

Monday, September 28, 2009
PBS Newshour

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