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Did you read the terms or just click Accept?

  Migrating to an outsourced IT service including cloud is a great opportunity to outsource responsibility for IT and employees while simultaneously increasing efficiency and decreasing cost. At least, that’s the theory. The reality can be a lot more sobering. The SSP outage should serve as a reminder that while cloud can be great for your… Continue reading Did you read the terms or just click Accept?

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Privacy Shield not ready yet

Two working parties, ministers galore... but data transfer law remains in limbo The revelations by rogue NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden in 2013 caused indignant EU politicians to open a dialogue with the US government to update the data transfer regime to safeguard personal data. The Privacy Shield is the culmination of those discussions. The US's hands-off approach… Continue reading Privacy Shield not ready yet

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Cloud provider goes bust. Now what?

You’ve entrusted your data to a cloud. This has allowed you to sell off (or scrap) your legacy hardware. You’ve got some new, up-to-date software applications. Maybe you have also outsourced all or part of your IT team. You no longer have to manage and maintain the bulk of your hardware, software and data. You… Continue reading Cloud provider goes bust. Now what?

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Cloud standards get closer: 5 topics for 2015

Cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Things are among the hottest topics that vendors are driving in 2015. In this 5-part series, I highlight five legal developments that are worth tracking. 5. Cloud standards get closer There are numerous attempts to introduce cloud standards. There are initiatives from the European Union, official standard-setting organisations such… Continue reading Cloud standards get closer: 5 topics for 2015