Biggest misconception about cloud law?

Biggest misconception about cloud law? Databarracks asks "Biggest misconception about cloud law? Is there something companies think the law protects them from, but actually doesn't?" I give my answer in this short video filmed by Cloud Channel TV. Check back next week for my quiz on this same topic.

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Why read the terms if they’re not negotiable?

Why read the terms if they're not negotiable? Neil Cattermull of Compare the Cloud asks "Isn't it just a waste of time reading the cloud provider terms if they're not negotiable?" I give my answer in this short video filmed by Cloud Channel TV.

Is privacy undermining trade in digital services?

The BSA's recent report Powering the Digital Economy (PDF) says that some countries are so concerned about surveillance agency snooping that they are contemplating protectionist data measures. In this Computer Weekly article I'm quoted as saying: “Any protectionist measure is a bad thing, particularly in the cloud industry which is essentially global. There’s no harm … Continue reading Is privacy undermining trade in digital services?

Enjoy Added Security While Keeping One Eye Open

Moving Assets to the Cloud In this post I contributed to for Forte Systems, I comment on data security, which remains a pressing concern both sides of the Atlantic. “It all depends what steps your organization has taken to secure your data. Coming to the cloud can indeed improve the protection of your IT and … Continue reading Enjoy Added Security While Keeping One Eye Open

Secure your data in the cloud

I've lost count of the times people have told me that they won't move their data to the cloud because it won't be secure as the cloud is inherently insecure. Or that the Data Protection Act prohibits them from moving their data outside the UK and that means they can't use cloud. To address these … Continue reading Secure your data in the cloud

PRISM: What do we know now and what should we do?

Our understanding of government surveillance changed in June 2013 when The Guardian published the first revelations of the NSA’s PRISM and GCHQ’s Tempora snooping programmes. My post that same month on Compare the Cloud Help! NSA has my data –  sought to introduce calm against a background of extensive blanket surveillance which has generally been greeted with alarm. June … Continue reading PRISM: What do we know now and what should we do?

Security in the Cloud

Security in the CloudYou should take precautions when moving to cloud but legislation and international standards are on the way. Check out my short video filmed by Cloud Channel TV.