Thursday, January 15, 2009
Cloud computing brings a new dimension to information systems. Among other things, it means that data is stored in central data centers for global networks. This raises a number of issues related to the storage of data in foreign countries - or the storage of foreign data in local countries. Whose laws protect (or don't protect) that data? Can the US scan all data stored within its boundaries under the Patriot Act regardless of ownership? What about countries that have restrictive laws around the kind of data that can be stored? What about the storage of data from other countries that have no restrictions within Western Country boundaries? Effectively violating local laws. Information systems managers need to concern themselves about these matters. BBC NEWS Technology Who is responsible in the cloud?
Posted by Gerald Trites at 4:27 AM