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CEO: Keep Sensitive Info Out of the Cloud

CLOUD COMPUTING—AUSTRALIA

July 5, 2012

Financial Review reports on comments by Ed Coleman of Unisys in support of keeping “sensitive information inside Australia” amidst moves by some to facilitate storing such data in the cloud. The report notes that Coleman, “whose company supplies biometric security including retina scans and fingerprinting to a range of governments and agencies, said some key data should always remain in Australia despite the lower costs and other benefits brought by cloud computing.” Acting Victorian Privacy Commissioner Anthony Bendall echoed those concerns, adding that should such information leave Australia, “at the very least, there has to be much stronger safeguards around it wherever it gets stored.”
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