In a week that has seen the European Court of Justice rule that the Safe Harbour agreement on data transfer as invalid, the significance of data transfer legislation in South East Asia has been under discussion at Cloud South East Asia.
The European Commission has issued new guidance to companies on transatlantic data transfers and has called for a rapid creation of a new framework.
The new US Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), passed in the US Senate on Tuesday, has made it even harder for data sharing between the US and EU, according to critics.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the Safe Harbour agreement between Europe and the US, which provides blanket permission for data transfer between the two, is invalid.
Google hit out at the US Department of Commerce and the Bureau of Industry and Security this week over proposed amendments to trade legislation related to the Wassenaar Arrangement, a multilateral export control agreement, arguing they will negatively impact cybersecurity vulnerability research.
Financially troubled and looking to raise funds to plug a swelling hole in the city’s budgets, Chicago recently extended its existing tax laws to levy a 9 per cent surcharge on cloud-based entertainment streaming services like Netflix and Spotify as well as certain software services hosted on cloud platforms in the city. But will the tax laws in Chicago – and elsewhere – soon be stretched to include other cloud services?
The USA Freedom Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at reforming the US Patriot Act that would among other things end kind of bulk data collection Edward Snowden revealed two years ago, passed the House or Representatives by a wide margin this week. The move may be welcome news to both telcos and cloud service providers alike, many of which lobbied hard for US surveillance reform.
A year after it was published, ISO 27018 – the first international standard focusing on the protection of personal data in the public cloud – continues, unobtrusively and out of the spotlight, to move centre stage as the battle for cloud pre-eminence heats up.
The European Commission is considering plans to reform how mobile cloud service providers, also know as Over The Top (OTT) companies, are regulated, according to reports from the FT.
The group of European Union data protection authorities, known as the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), has approved AWS’ Data Processing Agreement, which the company said would help reassure customers it applies high standard of security and privacy in handling their data, whether moved inside or out of the EU.