Google’s first big government switch to Google Apps has hit a roadblock that will be common to all cloud implementations - security.

The LAPD put the brakes on the City of Los Angles conversion due to security requirements. That includes the big concern all cloud users have, data segregation. In addition, the LAPD requires background checks on all personnel who have access to their data.

Google will work through this process of course and the end result will become standard practices for all cloud providers. Namely the establishment of strict data controls both from the technical perspective and from the personnel perspective.