NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data

As production and usage of data keeps growing globally, it’s worth remembering that the US government wants access to your information and will use warrants, decryption or hacking to get to it. That’s not news and the US government has many tools in its box. Many had already heard of the Uniting and Strengthening America … Continue reading NSA, GCHQ and even Donald Trump are all after your data

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Cloud contract risks reduced – workshop done!

  Last week we had a packed room with delegates who attended the cloud contracts workshop in London. A mixture of providers and customers allowed a healthy debate of the common issues. Customers learned where the risks are in cloud contracts and how to overcome them. Providers learned where the flash points are for customers and … Continue reading Cloud contract risks reduced – workshop done!

Microsoft vs the long arm of US law

Hey you, get off of our cloud The US government can get access to your data stored outside the United States. A controversial ruling by the New York District Court made it clear earlier this year just how far US warrants can extend. The judge ruled that Microsoft had to hand over customer data it … Continue reading Microsoft vs the long arm of US law

Cloud Law Demystified

Cloud has many advantages but it also carries risk if not managed properly. Often people find law confusing or criticise it for it's lack of clarity or that it doesn't keep up with technology. Earlier this year I ran a campaign on Twitter with Cloud Channel TV using the tag #AskFrankJ and they filmed my answers. Off the back of … Continue reading Cloud Law Demystified

Microsoft data ruling avoids dealing with foreign governments

I wrote about the Microsoft ruling when the story first broke but it left me with questions. The judgment answers some of those questions. Microsoft locates a customer's data in the data centre nearest to the customer and, according to the judgment, doesn't keep a copy in the US. This is partially to reduce network … Continue reading Microsoft data ruling avoids dealing with foreign governments

Google reacts to EU data ruling

The EU court ruling against Google in favour of a form of right to be forgotten has been highly topical, more so than the recent ruling invalidating the Data Retention Directive. Following the ruling Google has published its webform that users can fill out to request the removal of their data. Google has not yet finalised its implementation … Continue reading Google reacts to EU data ruling

More forget me requests

Predictably since the court ruling last week Google has received more requests from individuals wishing to be forgotten and not surprisingly it's individuals with histories to hide including an ex-politician standing for re-election and a paedophile. If you didn't spot that ruling, see my earlier post. Google is reported to be working on an automatic … Continue reading More forget me requests