EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY

Government Requests for Cloud Customer Data

February 12, 2022

Government request whitepaper
At Google, we know that transparency plays a critical role in earning and maintaining customer trust. That is why Google Cloud has taken steps to develop industry-leading product capabilities that enhance the control that our customers have over their data, and that give customers visibility into when and how their data is accessed. We think it is important to be clear at the outset about where we stand: our customers own their data and have the right to control access to it. Like other technology and communication companies, Google receives requests from governments and courts around the world for customer information, including requests for Google Cloud customer information. Google Cloud has developed a transparent, fair, and thorough process that meets international best practices when it comes to data access requests from law enforcement agencies and governments. Google provides a response on a case-by-case basis, taking into account different circumstances and informed by legal requirements, customer agreements, and privacy policies. We are committed to protecting privacy while also complying with applicable laws.

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Nevada Governors Office of Energy

The mission of the Governor's Office of Energy (GOE) is to ensure the wise development of Nevada's energy resources in harmony with local economic needs and to position Nevada to lead the nation in renewable energy production, energy conservation, and the exportation of energy.

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whitePaper | December 17, 2019

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The Future of Money and Payments

whitePaper | September 16, 2022

On March 9, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets (Executive Order).1 Section 4(b) of the Executive Order directs the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director of National Intelligence, and the heads of other relevant agencies, to submit to the President a report on the future of money and payment systems. This report reviews the current U.S. system of money and payments, including developments in instant payments and stablecoins. It also describes design choices for a potential U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in the context of public policy considerations related to building the future of money and payments, supporting U.S. global financial leadership, advancing financial inclusion and equity, and minimizing risks.

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whitePaper | January 7, 2020

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Levelling Up the United Kingdom

whitePaper | February 2, 2022

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Nudging Government to Use Evidence

whitePaper | March 30, 2022

Why have we written disparaging statements about government when our firm is so deeply committed to public sector excellence? These include statements like “as the fire rages on, our governments seem powerless” and “hunches no longer pass for evidence these days, unless we’re talking about government policy.” We have compared the policy-making process to a chaotic game of tag and suggested that government policymakers can act as seemingly irrational as Cosmo Kramer did on Seinfeld.

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whitePaper | April 30, 2022

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Nevada Governors Office of Energy

The mission of the Governor's Office of Energy (GOE) is to ensure the wise development of Nevada's energy resources in harmony with local economic needs and to position Nevada to lead the nation in renewable energy production, energy conservation, and the exportation of energy.

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