An eleventh-hour executive order from then-president Donald Trump will require infrastructure-as-a-service providers to log the identity of foreign clients.
Though Trump has exited the White House and a new administration has taken over, the executive order will stand, unless specifically repealed by new President Joe Biden.
By decree, the Department of Commerce has 180 days to instate regulations requiring IaaS services, defined as cloud services that allow users to run software that is not predefined, to verify the identity of all foreign customers. The secretary of Commerce is also directed to establish which, if any, foreign countries or persons should be universally denied service.
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