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    EU Threatens to suspend EU-US Safe Harbour agreement

    Seems the EU is not happy with the way the US handles its data protection: EU warns United States: SHAPE UP on data protection OR ELSE

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    Allegedly China are also unhappy with how they do business, so it can be a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Seems the EU is not happy with the way the US handles its data protection
    So the argument against US based cloud storage on the basis of data protection was actually correct...

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    Eek! If they suspend it, that puts a lot of schools in potential hot water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Eek! If they suspend it, that puts a lot of schools in potential hot water!
    Was just thinking the same thing *gulp*

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    Not just schools. LOTS of EU companies have data scattered all over, and I don't think the EU could actually do anything (well, they could) to organisations with data stored 'in the cloud'. It would be too much work to drag it all back and reorganise it.
    This is like the cookie law IMO. A knee jerk without any or much thought about consequences or implementation.

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    Ok... so, Re, my other thread about google docs, this is ammo for not using cloud storage, at least not yet!

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    Don't forget that the DPA forbits you from sending your data outside the EU unless to a specified list of countries. If it's the US the recipient must have signed up to the Data Safe Harbour scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekyPete View Post
    Don't forget that the DPA forbits you from sending your data outside the EU unless to a specified list of countries. If it's the US the recipient must have signed up to the Data Safe Harbour scheme.
    Yes, but the trouble is the US Patriot Act and the NSA trump EU Safe Harbour, so EU Safe Harbour is pretty much a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeekyPete View Post
    Don't forget that the DPA forbits you from sending your data outside the EU unless to a specified list of countries. If it's the US the recipient must have signed up to the Data Safe Harbour scheme.
    Err... that's what the thread/article is about.

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    Microsoft to offer non-US customers international data storage in the wake of NSA revelations

    ... although the move is likely to be expensive, customers could choose where their data is stored from a wide range of Microsoft data centers. For example, a customer based in Europe could choose to have their data stored in Microsoft's Ireland data center.

    "People should have the ability to know whether their data are being subjected to the laws and access of governments in some other country and should have the ability to make an informed choice of where their data resides," Smith said.

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    If you are an Office365 user, then my recollection is the JANET version of the agreement already means our data is either in Ireland/Netherlands

    Maybe @jamesbmarshall can confirm?
    Last edited by nadeem; 31st January 2014 at 05:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadeem View Post
    If you are an Office365 user, then my recollection is the JANET version of the agreement already means our data is either in Ireland/Netherlands
    Yeah. I think that was the case back when Office 365 was called Live@edu.

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    My recent agreement that I signed was for the O365 version (have had the live@edu as well)



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