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ICO: Onus Remains on Organizations, Not Cloud Providers

CLOUD COMPUTING—UK

July 31, 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says while it welcomes a new online platform that allows prospective cloud computing users to view the providers’ security features, organizations cannot rely on that information to ensure their own compliance with UK data protection laws, Out-Law.com reports. Amazon is the latest cloud provider to post details of its data protection protocols to the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry, which is free to view and includes members such as Google and Microsoft. An ICO spokesperson said organizations “thinking of using cloud service providers must understand that they are still responsible for the safety of that data.”
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