An article by David A. Couillard (’10) received a thorough and enthusiastic review by James Urquhart in his Jan. 17, 2010, CNET News blog, The Wisdom of Clouds. Couillard's article, "Defogging the Cloud: Applying Fourth Amendment Principles to Evolving Privacy Expectations in Cloud Computing," was published in the Note section of the June 2009 edition of the Minnesota Law Review.
Urquhart calls the article "a concise but thorough outline of where we stand with respect to the application of Fourth Amendment law to Internet computing," an issue he says has had little analysis.
Coulliard's article offers a framework for applying the Fourth Amendment to cloud computing: rather than treating digital assets on third-party sites as
“...a concise but thorough outline of where we stand with respect to the application of Fourth Amendment law to Internet computing.”
transactions (e.g., phone numbers dialed), treat them as physical assets stored in a locker. Urquhart calls Coulliard's suggested method "highly logical."
Urquhart is a market manager at Cisco Systems, a field technologist focusing on cloud computing and virtualization, and a member of the CNET Blog Network.