Canada Dashboard Digest

Opinion: In the Cloud, Location Matters

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 10, 2010

Michael Geist writes for the Toronto Star on the recent Wikileaks scandal as an example of how "location matters when it comes to cloud computing." Noting some of the advantages of cloud computing, Geist writes, "some consumers and business executives remain wary of the privacy and security implications of storing personal information in unseen computer server farms" and highlights the work of such Canadian leaders as Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian as being "ahead of the curve on the issue with reports on the privacy implications of cloud computing" that indicate "Canadian privacy law framework is applicable regardless of the technology, importing accountability requirements to cloud providers."
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