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Shroff Voices Concern Over Move to the Cloud


September 6, 2012

After confirmation from Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain that the New Zealand government plans to move to cloud computing, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff told The New Zealand Herald she is in discussions with the agencies considering the move, noting that putting data on the cloud is “not risk-free.” Shroff said agencies that put consumer data in the cloud remain responsible for it and asked, “what happens if there’s a data breach” or if the data is held outside of New Zealand. Tremain says the chosen providers are New Zealand-based, and the government is taking a conservative approach until it better understands the industry.
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