A subcommittee of the Federal CIO Council issued a report identifying some of the legal issues that federal agencies need to consider before storing personally identifiable information in the “cloud.” The report does not discourage the use of cloud computing, and in fact touts it as “a cost-saving and efficient option” for addressing agencies’ burgeoning storage requirements -- good news for companies offering cloud computing solutions. But it notes that cloud computing presents security and privacy risks that need to be taken into account, and helpfully sets out some of the laws that agencies must consider when deciding whether to move information to the cloud. For cloud computing providers, the report provides insight into how their potential federal government customers will be thinking about these issues.