Don't Put Your Trust in the Cloud

Posted by BernardSwiss on Mar 12, 2014 10:34 AM EDT
The Tyee; By Michael Geist
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If Canada's government can't muster faith in US cloud computing, why should you?

In August 2011, the federal government announced plans to consolidate more than 100 different email systems used by over 300,000 employees into a single, outsourced email system. While the email transition is currently underway -- Bell won the nearly $400 million contract last year -- the decision quietly sparked a trade fight with the United States that placed the spotlight on the risks associated with hosting computer data outside the country.

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