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CPO Discusses Data Sovereignty and Future of the Cloud


February 6, 2014

In a Q&A with itbusiness.ca, McAfee CPO Michelle Dennedy, CIPP/US, CIPM, discusses data privacy and the cloud. “It’s great that there are a couple of companies … discussing privacy at all in the boardroom, but typically it is coming out of the audit committees or it’s coming as a reaction to fines that have been levied” when it should be thought of as an “asset value,” she said. Regarding in-country cloud providers, Dennedy said “the mentality that dirt can actually be a boundary for data is a mistake,” predicting a satellite cloud company will eventually be “the cloud provider of all.” Meanwhile, UpCloud, which complies with Finnish privacy law, plans to open a data center in the U.S., and ZDNet reports that hosting cloud services outside the U.S. may increase NSA surveillance.
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