European Data Protection Digest

DPA Gives Cloud Go-Ahead, But No Private Data

CLOUD COMPUTING—NORWAY

September 27, 2012

After an earlier ban, Norway’s data protection authority has announced that councils may begin using cloud services such as Google Apps with the condition that no private data about the public is communicated, ZDNet reports. Data Protection Commissioner Bjorn Erik Thon said, “This does not constitute an open-ended permit for unlimited use of cloud computing services, but conditional upon certain prerequisites and a thorough and good risk analysis of the enterprise, cloud computing may be an acceptable solution.”
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