Non US Risks in The Clouds

March 17, 2009

Dana Gardner has a good piece on some of the risks and expectations with Cloud Computing on the briefingsdirect blog.

I suspect that the majority of survey was American organizations.

For those of you outside the United States, an issue that is not mentioned is the law.

As a Canadian company, if that cloud data is in California – what legal jurisdiction is it under – Canadian, or California?

Same issue if you are under European ‘Safe Harbour’ legislation.

This issue becomes even more complicated if you consider trade laws.

For example, Canada has relations with Cuba, the US still does not.

If one of our customers is in Cuba – but that Customer data is in a cloud in the US………..

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