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Local law and jurisdiction where data is held

April 6, 2011

Possibly even more pressing an issue than standards in this new frontier is the emerging question of jurisdiction. Data that might be secure in one country may not be secure in another. In many cases though, users of cloud services don’t know where their information is held. Currently in the process of trying to harmonise the data laws of its member states, the EU favours very strict protection of privacy, while in America laws such as the US Patriot Act invest government and other agencies with virtually limitless powers to access information including that belonging to companies.

Customers benefit from advanced encryption that only they are able to decode and the option of having their data stored in different jurisdictions.

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