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UK citizens trust EU countries with data more than the UK

Europe

With the countdown to Brexit vote in its final days, research from Blue Coat has highlighted British respondents would be more trusting if their data was stored in the EU country as opposed to the UK.

Box sets target on US government and Europe following 37% growth in Q1

Box co-founder and chief executive Aaron Levie briefing journalists and analysts in London this week

Box has reported healthy growth over the last quarter, increasing revenues 37% to $90.2 million, which the company has attributed to a more diversified portfolio. Public sector organizations and the European market are now in the crosshairs for future growth.

EU-US privacy debate continues as EDPS says try again

Europe

On-going efforts to provide clarity and guidance on transatlantic data transmission are unlikely to be seen soon as the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has outlined concerns over the robustness of the Safe Harbour successor, EU-US Privacy Shield.

Let the countdown to GDPR begin

Location Germany. Red pin on the map.

The road to data protection has been a long and confusing one. Despite being one of the biggest concerns of consumers and corporates throughout the world, progress has hardly been moving at breakneck speed, but as of today, companies now have exactly two years to ensure they are compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

Dropbox opens Hamburg office to reduce US/EU data concerns

Dropbox Germany

Dropbox has announced the opening of its latest European office, branching into the German market ahead of plans to open a new data centre in Europe latter in the year.

Five things to demand from your cloud service supplier

Sam Jardine, partner and head of commercial and technology, Watson Burton LLP

We all remember the days when IT upgrades required significant financial investment up front. Psychologically this forced end users to think long and hard about the contracts they were signing. On the flip side, the simplicity of the cloud often means that customers look a little less closely at the Ts & Cs. They are however still putting mission critical applications in the hands of a third party and as such contracts should be treated with no less caution than any other agreement negotiated within the business.

Oracle to add four new cloud datacentres by Q2 2014

Oracle said the new datacentres will cater to local data privacy and data residency requirements

In a bid to add more cloud capacity Oracle announced Tuesday that it will build out a four new datacentres in Germany and Canada, which will run a range of the company’s software as a service offerings. The new datacentres will be online by the end of Q2 2014 and help Oracle cater to organisations that need to conform to regional data privacy and data residency legislation.

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