Seven companies – Box, Dropbox, Okta, Slack, Twilio, Workday, and Zendesk – today announced the launch of the Enterprise Cloud Coalition (ECC). The founding companies share a commitment to ensuring policymakers understand the critical role cloud computing plays in business – from data protection, to business growth, and continued innovation – and the impact it will have on the U.S. economy for years to come.
The Enterprise Cloud Coalition will be run by Monument Advocacy’s Andrew Howell. The coalition will offer “a distinct perspective on how technology companies can foster trust through meaningful input on policy issues such as privacy, innovation and security,” Howell said in a statement.
Meritalk: Enterprise Cloud Coalition Launches
Seven companies – Box, Dropbox, Okta, Slack, Twilio, Workday, and Zendesk – announced the launch of the Enterprise Cloud Coalition (ECC) on June 13. The Coalition is an industry group focused on advising legislators as to the importance of cloud computing for the private sector and U.S. economy.
Today, Twilio helped launch the Enterprise Cloud Coalition (ECC) as a founding member. The ECC is made up of cloud-based companies whose focus is on serving enterprise customers, and includes Twilio, Box, Dropbox, Okta, Slack, Workday, and Zendesk.
POLITICO MORNING TECH 6/14/2019
IN THE CLOUDS — Workplace tech companies Box, Dropbox, Okta, Slack, Twilio, Workday and Zendesk have launched the Enterprise Cloud Coalition, an industry group that will seek to advise policymakers on the enterprise cloud computing space. Andrew Howell of Monument Advocacy will serve as the coalition's executive director, and core activities include urging Congress to pass federal privacy legislation, pushing for the free flow of data across borders, and promoting AI growth. Some of the biggest names in cloud — including Amazon, Microsoft and Google — are notably not part of the effort.
Dropbox Blog, LinkedIn & WebWire: Your data, your control: now’s the time for strong federal privacy legislation
At Dropbox, we believe that everyone should control their personal information. This commitment to fundamental privacy rights is reflected in our company’s values and practices. It should also be reflected in US law. That’s why we’ve joined other cloud companies in forming the Enterprise Cloud Coalition, a chorus of voices calling on Congress to swiftly pass federal privacy legislation.