SafeGov.org and Ponemon Institute study shows UK schools moving rapidly to adopt Cloud Computing, but overwhelmingly reject business models that allow cloud providers to mine student data for profit.
Simon Davies, The Privacy Surgeon, Thursday, May 23, 2013
A new report by an Internet industry forum has shed some interesting light on the use by schools of Cloud computing services for their students. While concluding that there has been a rapid acceleration in take-up of these services the report highlights a number key privacy concerns surrounding the practice.
Berkeley Law School
Monday, May 13, 2013
Cloud computing allows dramatic flexibility in information processing—and on a global basis. Its technology permits data transmissions that span the globe. Computing activities now shift from country-to-country depending on load capacity, time of day, and a variety of other factors. These decisions are sometimes made in real time and by machines rather than humans.
Kevin Kwang, ZDNet, Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Destinations such as Singapore, Malaysia or Hong Kong need to seize the opportunity of being deemed an acceptable data transfer partner with the European Union in order to get ahead of the competition.
Jane McCallion, ITPro, Sunday, May 05, 2013
Government departments will have to look at cloud options first before opting to use other technologies under a new 'public cloud-first' strategy unveiled today by the Cabinet Office.
Nick Heath, ZDNet, Monday, April 22, 2013
Adoption of cloud services by UK government bodies grew sharply in March, with sales through the public sector's CloudStore portal during the month reaching more than half that of the entire year before.
Department of Commerce Provides Clarification Regarding the Safe Harbor Framework and Cloud Computing
Hunton & Williams LLP Privacy and Information Security Law Blog, Wednesday, April 17, 2013
On April 12, 2013, the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (“ITA”) issued a guidance document to clarify how the U.S.-European Union Safe Harbor Framework facilitates the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States in the cloud computing context. The document underscores that the U.S.- European Union Safe Harbor Framework is an officially recognized means of complying with the adequacy requirement of EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. ITA has received a number of inquiries from Safe Harbor participants indicating that they (and their EU clients, customers and partners) have heard conflicting information and are unsure about how the Safe Harbor Framework may enable data transfers to cloud service providers in the United States.
Law Office of Bradley S. Shear
Monday, April 15, 2013
Thursday, April 04, 2013
To improve data protection in the public sector, government agencies must pursue more proactive action in coordination with internet and cloud services providers.