US can get your data. Anywhere

Here we go again! In developments which will cause more scrutiny of US legal powers, a US judge has ordered Microsoft to hand over emails held in Dublin. This is not the first time I've blogged on data security issues. This time it's the Stored Communications Act that is providing the power. Brad Smith, general counsel of … Continue reading US can get your data. Anywhere

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Have you got your .London domain?

Do domain suffixes matter anymore? If everyone uses a search engine to find what they need then the domain suffix is mostly irrelevant isn't it? Would this blog be any different it it ended in .cloud or .london? To ensure there are enough domains to go round, there are a bunch of new domain suffixes … Continue reading Have you got your .London domain?

What on earth is a cloud lawyer?

Somebody asked me recently "What on earth is a cloud lawyer and how are you different to other lawyers"? That person hasn't seen the short video in my last post. Here's a fuller answer: What do I do as a cloud lawyer? I read the cloud contract. It's all too easy to just sign / click accept without reading … Continue reading What on earth is a cloud lawyer?

Do you need a cloud lawyer?

The cloud lawyer's role Do you need a cloud lawyer? Of course you do and this short video explains why!

Governments will get your data if they want to

I spoke at the Think Cloud for Government event in March about data security issues. “Are we all a bit too paranoid about this now? Yes. As far as I’m concerned Edward Snowden has given truth to the myth that governments are snooping on my data. Nothing has changed, they’ve been doing it for years, … Continue reading Governments will get your data if they want to

Is NSA killing cloud?

Much copy has been given to the Snowden revelations and there has been widespread ire at the practices of NSA and GCHQ. In fact, Yahoo has said it will switch from London to Ireland to avoid snooping and the UK government was so concerned that it would lose intel it summoned Yahoo to a meeting. … Continue reading Is NSA killing cloud?

Data must be kept in the UK, it’s the law!

Take part in this quick quiz to see which of these statements is true. 1. "The 8th principle under the UK Data Protection Act says that data must be kept in the UK, therefore it is unlawful for me to use cloud services as my data might be transferred outside the UK." Not true. People … Continue reading Data must be kept in the UK, it’s the law!