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Cloud Storage Can Complicate Lawful Compliance

CLOUD COMPUTING

November 21, 2012

Financial Post reports on concerns involving cloud computing and the transfer of personal information, particularly when the data lands in jurisdictions outside of Canada. “There may be situations where the government authorities, courts, administrative bodies wherever the server is located, may have more access or different access to your data than you would expect here in Canada,” said Mark Hayes of law firm Heydary Hayes PC. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada says companies should take precautions when transferring data by signing contracts with third-party processors.
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