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Data Protection Fears Vs. US Cloud Market
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Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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5/10/2014 | 6:21:52 AM
Re: security solution
Bob,

"One of the most common causes of data getting in the wrong hands is the loss of mobile devices that often contain a frightening amount of private information."

True. And thanks for sharing the link to the tracer tags site. It's very useful. It's great you got your lost laptop returned.

However, if the device is stolen instead of lost the thief is not going to contact you to return you the device. In that case, deleting your data remotedly is all that can help.  

-Susan
wkcantab
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wkcantab,
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5/4/2014 | 11:03:32 PM
Raising Awareness of Data Privacy Rules for SMEs
Excellent article. Data privacy is such a key consideration when using cloud providers and your rightly point out the huge deficiency in business' understanding of the laws. This is particularly true for businesses which operate internationally and must comply with the laws where their customers reside. And "cloud" is a very broad term -- even a process such as email outsourcing can get a company caught up in needing to be aware of the relevant data privacy practices of their third-party provider.

Wendy Kennedy Esq, author, Data Privacy: A Practical Guide (April, 2014)

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BobH088
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BobH088,
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5/4/2014 | 7:11:45 PM
security solution
One of the most common causes of data getting in the wrong hands is the loss of mobile devices that often contain a frightening amount of private information. I want to share a protection option that worked for me. Tracer tags (mystufflostandfound.com) let someone who finds your lost stuff contact you directly without exposing your private information.  I use them on almost everything I take when I travel like my phone, passport and luggage after one of the tags was responsible for getting my lost laptop returned to me in Rome one time.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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5/2/2014 | 5:40:22 PM
Data ownership in the cloud
Is there a legal structure that could be used to grant cloud clients temporary ownership over the remote hardware they use or temporary ownership of the space their equipment occupies? This would deny the cloud provider the lawful authority to provide access to the hardware in the event of a subpoena.


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