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Survey Finds Organisations Foggy on Cloud Issues

PRIVACY PROTECTION—NEW ZEALAND

May 13, 2011

Survey results presented by Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff during Privacy Awareness Week show that many government agencies and companies are confused over whether mobile devices use overseas ICT infrastructure. While 46 of the 50 respondents said their organisations use mobile e-mail/Internet devices, 26 respondents said they don't use over seas infrastructure at all. But, most mobile e-mail/Internet data is "offshored to Australia and the U.S.," reports Computerworld. Shroff says companies are responsible for protecting that data and should use encryption; put in place controls over use and retrieval, and then monitor those controls. Shroff says she's working with regulators across the globe on privacy issues in the cloud.
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