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Close to 60 per cent of confidential cloud data can’t have risk levels assessed – research

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

Data from a recent Ponemon Institute survey commissioned by Informatica suggests UK enterprises are struggling to assess the risk associated with placing confidential data in the cloud, with respondents claiming they can’t determine the risk to 58 per cent of the confidential data they store in the cloud.

EU data protection authorities rubber-stamp AWS’ data processing agreement

EU data protection authorities have rubber-stamped AWS' data protection practices

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.

Microsoft, civil liberties groups renew calls for Patriot Act reform

Microsoft and close to 50 tech companies and civil liberties assocaitions have renewed calls to reform the US Patriot Act ahead of the expiry of the law's provisions governing bulk data collection

Microsoft, along with nearly fifty other technology civil rights associations and technology firms have signed an open letter to senior members of the US government calling for reform of the Patriot Act, a cause célèbre for Microsoft among other cloud firms in recent years.

Google defends its use of data, points finger at governments

Whetstone defended Google'e approach to managing customer data while acknowledging the firm hasn't always got it right

Google’s senior vice president communications and public policy Rachel Whetstone has defended the company’s evolving strategy on collecting and managing personal data, but said governments need to reform how they seek data from private firms and one another.

US lawmakers propose reforms to limit government’s reach over cloud data

US lawmakers are responding to repeated calls to bring its approach to privacy up to scratch in an age when data is borderless

US lawmakers have this week introduced two bipartisan bills that seek to limit the reach of US courts over data stored in cloud services located outside the US, a move welcomed by a broad coalition of technology and telecoms firms.

Privacy compliance in apps – an important agenda item in 2015

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Rafi Azim-Khan, partner & head of Data Privacy, Europe and Steven Farmer, Counsel Pillsbury Law, discuss aspects of data privacy application developers should be taking into account ahead of the European data privacy policy reforms fast approaching.

European Parliament slips Google unbundling into single digital market agenda

The European Parliament wants to take a hard line on anti-competitive behaviour

European Parliament has approved a motion stressing among other things the need to unbundle search engines from the other commercial services offered by those companies. Though technically non-binding, largely symbolic and heavily criticised, the move seems largely aimed at pressuring the European Commission to investigate the possible breakup of Google. The move was brushed off by some as “political theatre.”

IBM software to ease cross-border data flow in the cloud

IBM claims its invention will help enterprises implement evolving data protection rules more effectively

IBM has unveiled software to help enterprises apply regulatory rules that govern the flow of different kinds of data across global cloud platforms. The company claims the service will help enterprises enforce data privacy regulations within cloud environments, an issue becoming more prominent as we near implementation of the European Data Protection Act reforms.

Skyhigh: Enterprises lag on cloud security but services are getting better

Enterprises are still overwhelmingly using medium and high-risk cloud services en masse

Data from Skyhigh’s latest cloud adoption and risk report in Europe, which collates data from 1.4 million users, suggests cloud adoption has clearly accelerated rapidly this year, but less than one in ten cloud services used in enterprises today are considered low-risk. Kamal Shah, Skyhigh’s vice president of products and Nigel Hawthorn, Skyhigh’s marketing director for EMEA told BCN that while enterprises are embracing cloud services of questionable data security and privacy standards, the fastest growing cloud services today are less risky in this regard.

Cloud, IoT, big data require international charter on data privacy, experts claim

Data privacy experts have renewed calls for an enforceable supra-national agreement on data protection

Data security – and its correlate, data privacy – has become the leading issue when it comes to emerging digital technologies, especially cloud computing, big data, and the burgeoning Internet of Things. That’s why some of the world’s foremost data privacy and data security experts are calling for harmonised international standards on policies and processes related to data storage and handling.

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