Richard M. Thompson II, Cloud Computing: Constitutional and Statutory Privacy Protections (CRS Report R43015) (Mar. 22, 2013) (full-text).
This report first describes cloud computing and how it differs from traditional computing. It then describes how the Fourth Amendment and federal electronic privacy statutes apply to communications in the physical world, to Internet communications generally, and specifically to the cloud. Finally, this report surveys recent legislation and other various proposals designed to update the existing statutory framework.