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Privacy Shield data agreement dismissed as ‘reheated Safe Harbour’

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The new framework for transatlantic data flows proposed by legislators for the European Commission has had a mixed reaction from the cloud industry.

UK parliament warns against new Investigatory Powers Bill

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The UK government must ‘urgently review’ the expensive obligations it is about to pass onto the cloud industry, according to a new report on the effects of the Investigatory Powers Bill.

US FedRAMP has turned into a slow lane for government cloud says protest group

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A cloud industry protest group has called on the US government to fix its FedRAMP process for certifying government cloud service providers.

Can Safe Harbour stay afloat?

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Although the slow churning of US and EU authorities negotiating a replacement for Safe Harbour can be heard in the distance, no timeline has yet been set for its implementation.

UK Competition and Markets Authority to launch legal probe into cloud storage

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The UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) is to launch a review of how the cloud storage sector may be affected by consumer law, in the wake of rising concerns about pricing and services charges.

EC calls for Safer Harbour agreement – issues new guidance

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The European Commission has issued new guidance to companies on transatlantic data transfers and has called for a rapid creation of a new framework.

Opinion divided on impact of CISA ruling on Safe Harbour

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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.

AWS: examine fine print in data transfer legislation

UK IT professionals claim to be struggling with accurately assessing the risk of storing their confidential data in the cloud

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.

Cloud industry shaken by European Safe Harbour ruling

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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 says trade agreement amendment hinders security vulnerability research

Google says the US DoC amendments would massively hinder its own security research

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.

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