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Commissioner: Providers Should Adopt PbD

CLOUD COMPUTING—VICTORIA

April 6, 2012

Speaking to the Local Government Forum in Melbourne last month, acting Victorian Privacy Commissioner Anthony Bendall said cloud providers should use Privacy by Design when creating services for government use, iTNews reports. Noting that government use of cloud services is "somewhat inevitable," Bendall called on providers to consider government privacy laws and obligations. Bendall added, "If private organisations want to come to the cloud computing party and provide services to government, they should ensure they are compliant with privacy laws, because ultimately, if something happens, it is the government organisation or council's data (and reputation) that is at stake."
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