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Adobe data breach highlights the company’s security shortcomings, experts say

Adobe says the data breach compromised IDs, passwords and email of 2.9 million customers, and an undisclosed amount of payment

Adobe confirmed Thursday that it has suffered significant security breaches compromising the data of 2.9 million customers and valuable source code for its software offerings when it was targeted in a “sophisticated” cyber attack this week, an event some experts say could have been avoided had the company made larger strides to protect its data.

UK cloud adoption slows due to data protection uncertainty among enterprises

The survey results suggest the UK risks falling behind countries like Germany and the US

A new study published Thursday reveals enterprises in the UK have been slower than other countries to adopt cloud computing services because of concern around data protection legislation and regulation.

Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini says open source and European cloud will protect EU data

Judith Sargentini, Dutch Green MEP

Europe should invest in developing its own highly secure cloud platform to keep European citizens’ data out of reach of snooping governments and criminals, and encourage adoption of open source technologies in the process, said Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini.

Cloud experts call for global standards on data portability

Cloud experts are calling for international standards on data portability for CSPs

International standard development bodies and governments need to work together on the development of protocols to help users migrate their data from one cloud provider to another, according to Manas Kumar, chief executive officer of Optimizer HQ.

AUS Attorney-General to give final sign off on private data stored in cloud

The Protective Security Framework builds on the National Cloud Computing Strategy announced in May this year

Just over a month after the release of its cloud computing policy, the Australian government announced a new set of risk assessment guidelines for all public sector organisations looking to store data in the cloud.

Neelie Kroes warns cloud may suffer from PRISM-related security fears

Neelie Kroes has been vocal about seeking clarity from the US government on its data gathering techniques

Head of the European Commission’s Digital Europe agenda, Neelie Kroes, warned this week that cloud companies face a crisis of confidence from European customers in teh wake of the NSA spying scandal.

Salem’s Lot: Swedish data authority advises against Google Cloud

Google will have to review its contract with the municipality

Sweden’s Data Inspectorate has asked the municipality of Salem to either review and change its contract with Google, or to stop using the company’s Google Apps cloud services, over fears the web giant has too much access to personal data.