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Edward Snowden's PRISM revelations will soon impact the balance sheets of US cloud vendors, according to the Cloud Security Alliance.

The group claims the latest survey (PDF) of its 500 members suggests the NSA leaks would make more than half non-US the respondents think twice about hosting their data with American-based providers, and more than 90 percent believe companies should be able to publish transparency-style reports about Patriot Act requests for customer data.

The Patriot Act has frequently emerged as a significant concern among non-US corporations. For example during 2012, Rackspace and Australian provider Macquarie Telecom sniped at each other over such risks. Rackspace had described statements that data stored in the US becomes subject to American snooping as “mischievous”.

Sanguinity about the Patriot Act is no longer in vogue, however: 86 per cent of respondents worldwide believe that bit of legislation should either be abandoned entirely, or should be altered to provide better transparency about, and oversight of, its operations.

However, American respondents to the survey don't believe the data sovereignty issue is going to dent their business, with 64 percent of those saying the Snowden affair isn't making it harder to conduct business offshore. ®

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